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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a short drive from Washington, DC is this free museum on the history of Marine Corps. The Marine base, Quantico is right by the museum. The museum appeals to all ages with special areas for young children. The displays are very realistic. The museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While attending a wedding at Quantico, I was very fortunate to visit this museum. The building and surrounding grounds are beautiful, but what is inside is remarkable. There are airplanes from all wars suspended from the ceiling and different tanks and other vehicles. The history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wylee1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I and two kids (ages 11 and 9) all enjoyed visiting this museum. You should definitely plan to spend at least 2 hours at minimum. There is a lot to see! Very inspiring.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Valerie865
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a must-see for history buffs. Everything about the experience is first class all the way. From free, plentiful parking to easy access, to multiple resting places for those of us who have a few years on them....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RickThreeBears
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture houses a truly great museum. Tells the story of the Marine Corps from Revolutionary War to present. The full size displays utilize actual equipment from the battles to tell the history of the Corps in each engagement. Life size figures all have faces...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GaTraveler7011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best museums in the area. Guided tour at 10:00 best place to start. Plan on spending the rest of the day as exhibits are extensive. Has a restaurant, but highly recommend going down the street to the Globe and Laurel for lunch,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awe inspiring, tear jerking, fascinating! Take a trip through the history of the US Marine Corps. Many dioramas. Lots of hands on stuff. Inspiring video. Plan to spend a good part of the day.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Karol R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Free admission and easily accessible in the DC area, this museum has something for everybody. Impressive architecture, friendly and knowledgable docents, interactive exhibits, and a thorough, balanced presentation of the history of the Marine Corps. Highly recommend for all ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ryanloviner
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This museum is visible from Interstate 95, but people seldom seem to stop here, which is a shame. The museum is often mistaken for the chapel (which does exist on the hill, but it's modest and tucked into the lovely grounds). The museum's design is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 564edt
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Wow, I'm sure glad we came here. Amazing displays and information. We even had lunch in the pub and it was good and reasonable. Definitely will be back and refer others.

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 19, 2018|
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Response from Brad B | Reviewed this property |
Admission to the museum is free. The museum has 2 restaurants. The food and service is horrible.
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