Group Visit Information
Reservations are requested for all groups wishing to visit the Museum. You must make a reservation if any of the following apply to your group:
If you would like to book a military ceremony please go to the Military Ceremonies at the Museum page.
To request a visit date and time for student groups (including public and private schools, tour companies, home schoolers, Scouts, and Young Marines) please use our online reservation system.
Once your reservation form has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation and Welcome Packet within three business days. Our education staff is happy to work with teachers and youth leaders to plan student visits. Museum educators can provide specialized instruction upon request. However, please note that a tour of the Museum is designed to be a self-guided experience. Although we do not normally offer "guided tours" for student groups, staff will be available to answer questions during your visit.
To request additional assistance in scheduling student visits, please call 571-353-0084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request a reservation for adult groups (including reunions, diplomatic VIPs, church and senior groups), please contact email@example.com.
Important to Know
- Bus drivers may drop-off passengers at the entrance to the Museum and then proceed to the designated bus parking area. Bus drivers are welcome to visit the Museum. Beginning September 1, 2019, a free lunch voucher for bus drivers will be provided for every 20 lunch vouchers purchased through group reservations.
- Due to capacity limitations, we cannot accommodate groups without a reservation.
- There may be special events, ceremonies, or other activities in the Museum that can affect our ability to accommodate groups as planned. We appreciate your allowing us to offer alternate activities and venues.
- We do not schedule docent-led “guided tours” of the Museum for groups. The exhibits have been designed as immersive experiences involving sights, sounds, motion and temperature changes and other interactive surprises that are revealed as the visitor proceeds on a self-paced journey of discovery.
- There are trained volunteers stationed at posts throughout the Museum to answer questions and provide additional information about their area.
Lost & Found
If after your visit to the Museum, you determine that you have lost a personal item while here, please send an e-mail to Security Manager James Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org, with a description of the item. Items found at the Museum and its grounds are cataloged by the security team and placed in secure storage for 30 days. If unclaimed, the items are disposed of appropriately.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps encourages you to take photographs and video during your visit. Flash photography is NOT allowed in the vicinity of the Iwo Jima flag, and signage is posted accordingly. The Museum reserves the right to prohibit flash photography in other areas as needed to ensure that fragile objects are protected. Using your camera's flash in crowded areas may disturb others. Please respect your fellow Museum visitors.
Photographers using tripods or similar devices should be respectful of others. On busy days, the Museum may restrict use of such devices to ensure visitor safety and the flow of foot traffic throughout the galleries.
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National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Triangle, VA 22172
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