There is so much to see and do at the National Museum of the Marine Corps!
If you are an adult or group of adults who has a few hours to spend at the Museum, please see the itinerary below. If you need more ideas, stop by our Information Desk when you enter the Museum and our Hospitality Ambassadors will be happy to assist you!
Adult/Adult Group, Few Hours (3-4 hours):
10 am-12 pm: Stroll through Legacy Walk to the WWI Gallery entrance. See how the Marines made a name for themselves at the Battle of Belleau Wood during WWI. Then take in the WWII Gallery, and make sure you see our most treasured artifact, the flag that was raised on Iwo Jima and also pictured in Joe Rosenthal's icon photo.
12-12:30 pm: Grab a quick lunch at Devil Dog Diner on the second deck! (If you have time after lunch, check out our Combat Art Gallery on the second deck!)
12:30 - 2 pm: Return to Legacy Walk. Explore the Korean War Gallery. Feel the chill of the Chosin Reservoir exhibit where Marines faced bitter cold conditions while fighting off the enemy. Make sure you save time for the Vietnam War Gallery, where you feel the heat and wind while exiting a CH-46 helicopter landing atop Hill 881 south at Khe Sanh.
If you arrive after 5 pm: Walk Semper Fidelis Memorial Park. The grounds of the Museum are open until sunset.
Check our Calendar of Events to incorporate events into your itinerary! On the second Saturday of the month, the Museum's Education team hosts Family Day events. There are also many concerts performed by military bands and local groups throughout the year.