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National Museum of the Marine Corps

18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172-1938
+1 703-784-6107
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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.
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18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172-1938
+1 703-784-6107
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This isn’t my first time to visit any won’t be my last. This museum is so well though out and so full of amazing things to see. So much so that it’s hard to see all that’s offered in one visit. One of the best...More

Thank Vickiward
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had no idea this place was there and saw the unique building at a distance and had to check out. The grounds are lovely as well. This would have to be one of the better museums I have been in. It was very interactive for...More

Thank cityslickerindasouth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit in October but arrived to close to closing time. Back again in November with plenty of time. First, they have handicapped parking and wheelchairs you can borrow while inside. The staff are pleasant and helpful. A self guided tour with occasional docents to...More

Thank FreqTrav704
MarineMuseum, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Marine Corps, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you were able to come back for a longer visit. Thank you for your kind words. We're very proud of the Museum but hearing that visitors like you really enjoyed it makes us even more proud. We're opening an entire Children's Gallery...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits are mind boggling and pristine Covering the period from the begging of the Marine Corps through Viet Nam. A new Imax theater opened and more galleries will open next year. The Docents are mostly Marine retirees or Vets and filled out by family...More

Thank don102012
MarineMuseum, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Marine Corps, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your thoughts about your visit. Our docents are one of our greatest assets at the Museum and they do a wonderful job. Thank you for noticing. We hope you'll come back again and again, especially since there...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

The museum was well organized and I learnt a lot of military history. Very well done airplanes and other artifacts. There was an interesting art exhibit by Marine artists. The history of the US through the lens of the marine corp was well done. There...More

1  Thank Sherry F
MarineMuseum, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Marine Corps, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your kind words. Love the way you describe the Museum as "history of the U.S. through the lens of the Marine Corps." We may steal that phrase. And we hope you'll come back often. We open our Children's Gallery...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

when i first heard that we were going to stop hear i was less than thrilled. thought it would just be another boring display. boy was i wrong, this is one of the best museums i have ever been to. i am ex NAVY 1962...More

Thank Eugene B
MarineMuseum, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Marine Corps, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad that you were so pleasantly surprised! And we couldn't really tell the Marine Corps story without talking about the Navy as well. We hope you'll come back often, especially since we're currently building out the galleries to tell our history from 1976 to...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Wonderful museum with may interactive exhibits. Lifelike models. A great walk through history and wars fought. This museum is free and take time to walk around the grounds.

Thank 360Rose
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The actual flag that flew over Iwo Jima is displayed in this museum. That fact alone is worth the visit. Overall very informative and nice military museum and gift shop. Visit June 2016

1  Thank Christian S
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Marine Corps Museum... Amazing to say the least. Very well done. Interesting, informative, full of Marine Corp history. If you plan to take it all in, plan on being there most if the day. Wonderful exhibits include accounts of events, vehicles, planes, helicopters, tanks, firearms,...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Beautiful new building and a very nice layout which separates the different time periods and the conflicts that the Marines played a part in, which is about all of them. Being a Marine, once a Marine Always A Marine, I was surprised with some of...More

Thank f851963
MarineMuseum, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Marine Corps, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Semper Fi Marine!!! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you'll come back again soon. You'll definitely want to come back next year when we open the galleries telling Marine Corps history from 1976 to the present. And you're absolutely right, the...More

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13 May 2017|
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Response from Rebel142 | Reviewed this property |
First and foremost enjoy your visit! Driving is easier than rail and there is plenty of parking available. The Quantico station is a platform with shelter inside the base. Served by AMTRAK and VRE stations are within... More
3 June 2016|
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Response from Jim F | Reviewed this property |
Well it depends on whether you are renting a car, have your own vehicle or just looking for a place to stay close to Quantico. If You have a vehicle there are places to stay in the Alexandria area. A few places close to... More
Carol W
27 April 2016|
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Response from GeoWashington1787 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I went back and reread your question. My response above was intended to cover the Semper Fi Memorial Park. The Museum needs at least two or maybe three hours. There is a nice gift shop and a restaurant you will... More