National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle

As a part of the Marine Corps Heritage Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps features interactive exhibits and military artifacts of the United States Marines. At this 11,000 sq m (120,000 sq ft) structure, you'll find yourself on a recreated beach of Iwo Jima and at the landing zone in Vietnam. You'll see the original flag raised on Iwo Jima and hear recordings of real Marines telling their stories. Take the Legacy Walk through 200 years of Marine Corps history, experience battles and battlegrounds, and see iconic artifacts such as The Bell UH-1 Huey helicopter, M50A1 Ontos Anti-tank Vehicle, and Chuck Mawhinney's rifle. Use our Triangle tour itinerary maker app to add National Museum of the Marine Corps and other attractions to your Triangle vacation plans.
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  • October 4, 2017
    The Marine Corps Museum was somewhere I had to go. My dad landed on Iwo Jima in WWII with the Foxtrot Co 2nd Bn 27th Marines 5th Marine Div in February, 1945. 25 years later I was with Mike Co 3rd Bn ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Went in 2012 with my two oldest grandsons. My husband was in the Corp from 69 to 74. It was amazing! Plan on going back with my middle two grandsons this spring.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Very impressive facility- a must see for former military or anyone interested in military history. Plenty of parking and outside grounds are immaculately maintained  more »
  • May 31, 2017
    Great museum and it's free. Great museum to learn about the Marines and about the history of our country. With for kids it took us a little over 2 hours to walk through it. You could spend a lot more time if you read everything. Has a food court and they are expanding the museum. They have a piece of the 911 Pentagon and World Trade Center.
  • June 5, 2017
    I absolutely love this place. We take our son for a long walk through the wooded area then into the museum to cool off and play with a few interactive kids things there. We all enjoy it! Thank you Marines for my freedom and a place to teach our son about our history and important individuals that sacrificed their lives for this country.
  • May 15, 2017
    This place is much larger than I expected with very impressive exhibits. And it's free! There are a few different kids areas that entertain the young ones but there are more mature exhibits that show fighting. The exhibits are set up in such a way that they try to shield little ones from seeing the videos of fighting but my 6-year-old always finds a way to sneak over there. Other than that this museum is very impressive. And it's one my kids like going to, especially when there's a special event going on.
  • May 31, 2017
    The museum has very realistic replication of various battle scenes. You can truly feel the individual heroism each veterans might have been experiencing at the time. I really liked seeing the various airplanes hanging from the ceiling in actual size. The bravery that took place and continues is so appreciated.
  • April 22, 2017
    This museum was very, very well made. If you are a history buff or have been in the military, you can truly appreciate the exhibits that are on display here. The place was super clean and there were just tons of exhibits. The museum really tried to capture what it's like to be in combat and they do an excellent job trying to recreate it. Overall,highly recommend.

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