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“Will make even non-Marines say "Semper Fi"”

National Museum of the Marine Corps
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$240.00*
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Marine Corps Tour in Washington DC
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Triangle
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Owner description: THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED JAN 4-MARCH 31, 2016 DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR UPDATES. The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action. Admission and parking are always free.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Excellent displays that represent the best of the Corps. When we visited we enjoyed looking at the quotes of Marines and selecting one to take home in the form of a magnet.
The 9/11 display was moving, and provided a means to leave a message of your own 9/11 experience. Excellent military museum.

1  Thank Becky B
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Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

One of the best museums I've visited anywhere. Content was outstanding, displays superb, docents extremely knowledgable, grounds beautiful and so much more. Although Gulf and Afghanistan wars are not addressed, but the plans are in place to complete this portion of Marine Corps history. A must see museum, not just for military and history buffs, but for everyone.

1  Thank David2011Arizona
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great museum. No entry fee. Interactive displays. Takes you through the history of the Marine Corps. Gift store and two restaurants. One is cafateria style and the other is themed on the Tun tavern in Philadelphia. For wine lovers you can buy Jarhead Red here. If you are in the area it is worth the time.

Thank Kat333
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Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

This is our third stop, and it's still interesting!!! There is no fee, just a donation if you want. Very informative, and beautifully done history of the Marine Corps form their beginning to today. All marines should go see it, as should non military people to get a better appreciation of what these brave men and women have done for all Americans!

Thank topmoss
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

The national Museum of the Marine Corps is easy to get to, only a few minutes off I-95. There is plenty of parking and admission is free.

The museum entry has hundreds of bricks dedicated in memory of Marines and Navy Corpsmen who are memorialized by their families. A Marine memorial is located on a small hill overlooking the parking lot and the museum.

The history on display is excellent, dealing with everything from the inception of the corps to the present day. To fully view every exhibit in the museum it will take a full day or more. Displays range from drones in use today to the birth of the Corps.

Construction is slated to begin in 2015 on additional display space.

This is a stop well worth your time as there are many interactive displays and a simulated shooting range where you can demonstrate your marksmanship ability.

1  Thank Gar W
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