Quantico, Virginia: U.S. Marine Corps Museum

A $90 million extravaganza known for its "immersive" exhibits: get yelled at by a drill instructor; join battle in Iwo Jima, North Korea, Vietnam!

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Address:
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Quantico, VA
Directions:
36 miles south of Washington, DC. I-95 exit 150A, just outside the main gate of the Quantico Marine Base.
Phone:
877-635-1775
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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National Museum of the Marine Corps.

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Outside the museum is a walking trail with monuments every few yards dedicated to a Marine, or group of Marines, from a particular era or battle. Inside, the exhibits are arranged chronologically, through the Korean War. There are life-size immersive scenes as well as miniatures, and examples of equipment and vehicles with many planes and helicopters hanging from the ceiling.

A couple of areas are designed for children but they don't shy away from the realities of war.

There is also a piece of the Pentagon and a beam from the World Trade Center that you are encouraged to touch.

[skk, 02/14/2017]
Humongous Marine Corps Museum Opens

On November 13 the National Museum of the Marine Corps opens to the public. It stands just outside of the main gate of the Quantico Marine Base, on 135 wooded acres in Quantico, Virginia.... [11/12/2006] Complete News Story

Nearby Offbeat Places

Iwo Jima StatueIwo Jima Statue, Triangle, VA - < 1 mi.
Staff Sgt. Reckless, Marine Hero HorseStaff Sgt. Reckless, Marine Hero Horse, Quantico, VA - < 1 mi.
Rest Stop Dedicated by Lady BirdRest Stop Dedicated by Lady Bird, Dale City, VA - 6 mi.
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Ice Cream Store Cow, Remington, VA - 25 mi.

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