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National Museum of the Marine Corps

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Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172-1938
Phone Number: +1 877-653-1775
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THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED JAN 4-MARCH 31, 2016 DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. PLEASE...

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.

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This is a museum where it is necessary to spend more than a day. There are plenty of exhibits ranging from the beginning of the Marine Corps to present. It is very educational... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum where it is necessary to spend more than a day. There are plenty of exhibits ranging from the beginning of the Marine Corps to present. It is very educational and provides information desired by both former Marines and those who are simply curious about the Marines. One understands why the Marines take such pride in their... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at this museum with a field trip group, leaving the DC area. We had a couple of hours budgeted but I could have spent much more time there. The museum is laid out according to campaign that the marines have fought in. Don't forget to look up, as aircraft are mounted overhead. What I appreciated most about the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are in the DC area. Especially, for those who served in the marines. The museum has a walking Memorial outside of the museum. The museum has a lot of interactive museum displays keep you interested entire time.

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Palestine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped into this museum on a bus tour and the time permitted was insufficient. Couldn't give the exhibits the attention they deserve. The history is excellent, starting with the replica of Tunn Tavern! The recreations are awesome. Must-see, must-see, must-see!

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome! One of the best, if not the best, military museums. The layout is easy to follow. Everyone so friendly, helpful, knowledge and inspiring. Spent four hours - could've spent longer, but we had to get on the road. Hope to go back when addition is completed. Highly Recommend!

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Newport, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this museum as part of a Familiarization Tour of the area. It is one of the most impressive museums we have ever gone to. The building was amazing, the displays were eerily realistic and very well done. The museum staff was extremely cordial and knowledgeable. This is a very fitting memorial to the women and men of the United... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is impressive as you drive towards it. It is even more amazing as you enter it. Plan on spending 2 or 3 hours once inside. It is a very detailed history of the marines with very elaborate displays. It is very impressive. If you are hungry, I also recommend the Tun's Inn (Named for the place were Marines... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally amazing museum portraying the United States Marine Corps throughout the last 200+ years. Real life exhibits, and actual vehicles you can go in inside. A great place for all ages and all walks of life.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was the absolute favorite of the week for me. I learned so much about American war history as I did about the Marines itself. The museum is very well laid out and one could spend the whole day looking viewing the interactive displays. You can also enjoy a nice lunch at Tun Tavern.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museums layout was so easy to follow. It had many different Time ERAs that were nice. It had some interactive activities and even a little station for the kids. I highly recommend checking out this museum. ITS FREE! Gift shop was nice, Restrooms were nice and clean but unfortunately we didn't make it up to their Cafe.

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