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NMMC to Be Closed January - March 2016  Construction has begun on the Final Phase of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. This section will open in phases over a 4-year period with the first part opening in 2017. As a part of the overall construction, the Museum will be closed January - March 2016 to hang an SBD Dauntless aircraft in Leatherneck Gallery and replace the gallery's Korean War Sikorsky HRS-2 helicopter exhibit with a tableau depicting a UH-34D helicopter during Operation Starlight in 1965...To learn more about the Final Phase please visit

Welcome to the National Museum of the Marine Corps!

You are invited to follow in the footsteps of Marines: from the yellow footprints that young recruits must fill at boot camp to the boot prints left in the sands of Pacific island beaches during World War II, in the snow of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, and in the red dirt of Hill 881 South in Vietnam.

Planning your visit to the National Museum of the Marine Corps is simple. The Museum, located astride I-95 near Marine Corps Base Quantico, is easily reached from the Washington, D.C. metro area. There is no admission fee and parking at the Museum is free. Guided tours are run daily based on availability. Wheelchairs are available upon request. Tours and special educational programs are available. The Museum Store carries a full line of Marine themed merchandise. An audio tour, which includes dramatic details and oral histories not found in the galleries, is also available for rent in the Museum Store.

If you are planning a longer visit, Prince William and Stafford counties offer many lovely options for overnight accomodations. Please visit and for more information.

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Join us as we honor the service, commitment, and sacrifices made by all Marines!

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Parental Warning for Small Children Visiting the National Museum of the Marine Corps

The mission of the National Museum of the Marine Corps is to preserve and exhibit the material history of the U.S. Marine Corps; honor the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Marines; support recruitment, training, education, and retention of Marines; and provide the public with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of Marine Corps history.

To meet the goals of this mission, the Museum has made every effort to present the history of the United States Marine Corps in the most objective manner possible – including scenes of combat and combat casualties.  This is done purposely to underscore the courage, hardship, and sacrifice made by every Marine on the battlefield.  Throughout the Museum, highly realistic cast figures, photographs, and movie footage describe and depict combat actions.  Younger visitors may find the graphic nature of these displays disturbing or unsettling.   Additionally, several of the exhibit galleries include full immersive, interactive combat environments that may be frightening to very young children.  Visitors bringing young children to the National Museum of the Marine Corps are encouraged to speak with a Museum Docent at the Information Desk if they are concerned that the Museum’s exhibits may not be age-appropriate for their children.


National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle, VA 22172
Toll Free: 1.877.635.1775

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