We’re excited to have so many gamers visiting the Museum and Semper Fidelis Memorial Park while playing Pokemon Go. We do, however, need to establish a few guidelines so everyone’s visit is safe and enjoyable. Be aware of your surroundings; be respectful of other visitors and memorial areas; and understand that our grounds are only open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The gates are locked at 9 p.m. and anyone on the grounds after that time is trespassing. Also remember we have an active construction area here and that area is ABSOLUTELY off limits. While you’re here don’t miss the opportunity to learn how the Marines have been battling “monsters” for more than 240 years.
A Monument to HONOR, COURAGE & COMMITMENT
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.
The Museum is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation’s current primary mission is to secure the necessary funding to complete the construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. They also support the Museum's volunteer and educational programs.
Check out our Calendar of Events for lots of fun and educational activities to share with your family and friends. From Family Days to History in Your Hands programs to black-tie galas...there is always something going on. Don't miss out!
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Visit the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation to learn how you can help promote and preserve the United States Marine Corps legacy. The Heritage Foundation offers various opportunities for you to contribute to this important cause. Visit the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Experience the Museum Virtual Tour Experience the entire museum from your desktop! Tour the exhibits virtually with high definition panoramas, zoom in on treasured artifacts, view videos created specifically for the museum and listen to docents recount Marine Corps history. Click hereto begin the tour.
Visiting with a Group?
The staff at the National Museum of the Marine Corps is happy to assist with your group or school group visit. Reservations are requested for all groups wishing to visit the Museum to help ensure the best experience for everyone.
A first-class, cutting-edge and world renowned facility, the National Museum of the Marine Corps offers your guests an unforgettable experience amidst some of the nation´s most historic and treasured artifacts.