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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  • Great military attraction, convenient to I-95. Interesting and innovative architectural building dedicated to the Marine Corp. Interactive exhibits and weaponry dating from the 18th. century to 1975.B...  more »
  • This museum is a pretty fun and very interactive place. It's even free as a bonus! The surrounding area outside of this building is also very beautiful. The workers are nice, respectful, and attentive...  more »
  • The museum is a must-do if in the area and if you have any interest in military/American history. It's free so even if you have minimal time, it's worth it. Super easy to get to from the Interstate (I...  more »
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  • Awesome museum. Historical to present day. Free to go in, souvenirs are good prices. People who work there very knowledgeable and friendly . Very much like the USMC...clean, well kept, want to go back again. Can't see all in one day if you do it right. Stuff for adults as well as kids. Movies accurate and very good. Excellent place to go.
  • I haven't wanted to go since I got out of the Marines a few years ago and finally got around to going. A lot of the history I knew from my time in or had heard about it at one point but that was fine with me. The way it was set up and presented was really good. The others in my group had a good time as well seeing and learning all that they could. They had a few speakers that day and we got there a few minutes after Kyle Carpenter finished up and he was just doing questions when we walked by there.
  • Boy what a place, you will know everything there is to know about the Marine Corps history by the time you leave. This would be in the top 3 museums I have been to in my life. I would have liked more info on recent events but at the time we visited it was still in the works. The art room blew me away plan on spending some time here it's worth it.
  • The building is very modern and the long pole design is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. The staff is knowledgable and the exhibits are breathtaking. The mannequins that are made are based off of real people, and the life-likeness of each exhibit is really cool. This is a great place to learn about the history of the Marine Corps and spend some time. The food is a bit expensive, though.
  • Informative and interactive. My family decided to stop in as we traveled through the area because it was free and we needed a break from driving. I thought we would just stay for half an hour or so then continue on our journey. There was so much to see and we enjoyed the museum so much that we ended up staying for 3 hours.
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