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National Museum of the Marine Corps

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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...more
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18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172-1938
+1 703-784-6107
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Outstanding! Interactive, mixed media presentation, movies, and more! Includes children's activities.

Thank Carol Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum thrives by being south of DC. There is a lot of local talent that has retired around Marine Corps Base Quantico and they are the ones who serve as docents at the Museum. There is a lot to see and they seem to...More

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MarineMuseum, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Marine Corps, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed the National Museum of the Marine Corps! Thank you for mentioning our amazing team of docents, we'd be absolutely lost without them. We hope you'll come back often to see what we're adding.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting family in the area we toured this unbelievable museum. The level of detail and effort for each time period persentation was truly remarkable. You need to allow at least 3 hours to be able to view the entire museum. We will visit again.

Thank dlmoore305
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like other of our military museums we’ve visited, this is another spectacular keeper. No parking fee. No admission fee. Extremely friendly, helpful staff, many are volunteers. Architecture is stunning. Lots of interactive exhibits. Great for kids. History and lots of it. Don’t miss the beautiful...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building w/ interactive displays helpful, knowledgeable staff. Starts with a brief film and timeline of displays and replicas (most were real treasures) showing history of the Marines. Certainly not was expected of a museum, spent about five hours and could have stayed five more....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Dad, who was a naval Korean War veteran even enjoyed it. He was in a wheel chair and was able to do it all. Thanks!

Thank Cheri H
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We visit many museums and this one definitely ranked on the higher end! First of all, it's easy to get to and it is FREE! It's gives great history from even the very beginning of becoming a Marine and stepping off that bus for boot...More

Thank Sandee2073
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Okay, so my son just graduated the officer candidate School. So, I may be a bit emotional but this place made me cry. The historical quotes from generals and presidents are awe inspiring. Spend some time here, learn what makes the Marines different and significant...More

Thank Brent D
Reviewed August 17, 2018

The museum is exceptional in the design. The transitions from one time period to another were smoothly done, but more importantly it highlights the world's best!

Thank John C
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I am a Charter Member and Sponsor for this museum and I'm disappointed with how small it is and the lack of attention to the Korean War. In my opinion, my Father was in some of the bloodiest fighting the US Marines have ever seen...More

Thank Mark Y
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May 13, 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
June 3, 2016|
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Response from atasteofcreole | Reviewed this property |
DC and Crystal City is waaaaaay too far away. There are several excellent landmarks around Quantico, Stafford and Fredericksburg. The traffic and parking issues in DC and Crystal City is outrageous. Plus it's a slower... More
Carol W
April 27, 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