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National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Private Marine Corps Tour in Washington DC
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Triangle
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 11 October 2012

We went to visit this beautiful museum with two families, 5 kids ages 4 to 11. The kids enjoyed it as did the adults, but one family has a dad currently serving in the Corps and another who served in the past.
The history was great and the museum is a lot more professional and high tech than I thought it would be. It has many things for kids as well. There are a variety of costumes and prop boards for kids to look like marines throughout history, vidoes, pictures, replicas, etc. We spent about 90 minutes. I think for kids this is enough.
Don't miss the shop which has great clothes, toys and all sorts of stuff.
We did not go to the tavern or cafeteria, but would do this next time.
We went on a rainy Sunday and the place was pretty empty. Parking was easy and both parking and admission were free.
If you have someone a brick was dedicated to you can look it up in the gift shop and print out a form telling you where to find the brick.

Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

I work on the base at Quantico but had never visited the museum. It's beautiful and has a lot of hands-on experiences to introduce young ones to the history of the Corps as well as those who want to learn more about the Marine Corps history.

Thank Hall_family2011
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

This museum opened a few years ago and tells the entire Marine Corp story, campaign by campaign. Lots of pictiures, videos and displays. The Medal of Honor recipients are shown in an excellent display. For those who served in the Corps, the Museum will be a particularly moving experience. The Marine Corps story is told very effectively and one can spend hours at the Museum looking at everything and listening to what's being said. One of the nice things is that a volunteer (usually a retired Marine Corps soldier) escorts the tour goups around the Museum and explains what is being seen. All I can say is very well done, Marine corps.!!!

Thank Les F
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

I am into history I wanted to learn the history of the marines and what they do. you don't have
to be in the marines to learn about them this is the place to do it. I spent all day looking at everything until they closed at 5pm it is a wonderful museum i think everybody show see it
and find out about the marines if even if you are not in that brance of service. i will go back and
see it the next time I am in washington dc god bless them for their service

dawn r

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Reviewed 1 October 2012

We went to the National Museum of the Marine Corps which is about 30 miles south of Washington by Quantico, Va with my father served in WW II and all the staff, uniformed and volunteer docents, were interested in his experiences and in making our visit enjoyable. There are plenty of wheelchairs to use, and the wheelchair was so well made I was tempted to buy one - they are for sale in the gift shop.

The exhibits are interesting and well done, and there are plenty of things for kids to do as well as adults. We spent five hours at the museum, including lunch, and barely got through. The food options are also good - a cafeteria and a sit down restaurant which we chose, which had good food, and fairly priced.

Although this is off the beaten track, it is definitely worth a visit. And best of all, there is no charge for entrance or parking.

Thank AmyOakPark
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