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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
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172-1938
+1 703-784-6107
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This excellent museum is tucked away in Triangle VA near Quantico. While none of my family members were in the Corps, our whole family enjoyed this visit! From the early days of the Marine Corps through the present, there were halls dedicated to the various...More

Thank BirdWord58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are military museums and there are military museums. This one is probably the best one we've visited devoted to one service. It is located in a new facility, has plenty of free parking, two restaurants and a staff that's always ready to help. The...More

Thank Jerandnanc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Especially for visitors to Washington traveling on I-95, this is well worth a stop. It's not just the predictable paean to the Marine Corps, but a thoughtfully presented depiction of its role in the nation's larger history. There is just the right blend of visuals...More

Thank VirginiaTrippers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My company supports the USMC, and takes an annual trip to the museum. While I did not serve, it is a spectacular display of the history of the Marine Corps, and is truly awe inspiring. The museum itself is great and the interactive exhibits are...More

Thank loganm512
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on this museum because it was local and we'd driven past it so many times that we had to finally stop. We were glad we did. The facility is full of memorabilia and history. It's easy to get around in and is open,...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the people above me have said this museum is not only means a must for every Marine and a fabulous trip anybody that is simply a a history buff and by all means it will change your opinion of the Marines. I only had...More

Thank John41354
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 19 November 2017

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 15 November 2017

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 16 November 2017

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 13 November 2017

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 16 November 2017

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

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14 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