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National Museum of the Marine Corps

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Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172-1938
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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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Great Museum South of DC

Near the Marine base and right off Highway 1. A great place to learn about the US Marines Corps. Lots of great exhibits and history.

Reviewed 27 April 2016
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Although still under construction, the NMOMC already provides an outstanding portrayal of the acts of valor demonstrated by Marines throughout our nation's history. There are a number of dioramas and authentic military equipment which can be viewed close up. Stories recounted by both videos and living survivors of many of the more important events in the history of the Corps... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Near the Marine base and right off Highway 1. A great place to learn about the US Marines Corps. Lots of great exhibits and history.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

We leave pretty close to the museum so we visit often and ALWAYS lean something new and meet interesting people. When my Dad visited, it was the highlight of his trip. He was in the Navy but was flew aerial recce for many of the battles portrayed in the Pacific.

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Lorton, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Highly recommended to all who happen to be in the area. This museum is laid out very well with plenty of interactive exhibits. When our family visits, we tend to read all information for each exhibit. We like to take our time to absorb all there is to offer. The Leathernecks Gallery is extremely well designed with natural light jetting... More 

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Flushing, New York
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The timeline that stretched from wall to wall was very descriptive. Our 10 y/o really enjoyed it. Very educational! A must for children.

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

The National Marine Museum was truly incredible. The museum is very moving and really makes you feel grateful for the sacrifices that our armed forces make. If you're traveling or vacationing in the D.C./Virginia area, I would definitely recommend you visit. Make sure to give yourself ample time - I was only able to stay for an hour and forty... More 

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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

By far, a museum that can slap a "Smithsonian" sign on the front and not blink and eye. If you drive down Hwy 95 and cruise through Quantico, and you don't stop by this place, you should really think twice. It doesn't matter if you're a Marine (former or not), or never served, this place reeks of history and pride.... More 

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Livermore
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

If you want to see a really good museum with great docents, this is the place. I have been here a few times. Besides being free for general admission, this place was paid for all with private funds. The exhibits and stories in it are amazing and true. It takes you from the civil war through modern times with real... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I got lucky as the museum had just reopened after being closed 3 months to bring in a new aircraft. Was greeted by a person who explained a lot about the displays. He also pointed out one live soldier behind a podium near the helicopter could be seen as a model found within the exhibit itself. Nearby on Joplin road... More 

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gwennadams, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Marine Corps, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. All of our cast figures in the Museum are cast off live models, most of them Marines in the job specialty they are representing. It helps us portray the scenes more realistically and accurately. We hope you'll come back again soon. More 

Hawley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a great place to take family, friends and anyone who knows a veteran. It brings to life the hell story and experience our servicemen had. Do nothing t miss it if you are in this area.

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