National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle
(4.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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 vacation route planner to arrange your visit to National Museum of the Marine Corps and other attractions in Triangle.
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  • I'm fortunate to live close by and have gone several times in the last few years. A first class museum where you can see that they really took their time and did this right. There are several one-only...  more »
  • We spent 4 hrs on Saturday and 4 more on Sunday and were never bored. I grew up on Camp Pendleton and went to school with Gen. Ed Krulak but my wife had no USMC background. On our departure she bought...  more »
  • What a wonderful place! The exhibits cover the history of the USMC from its beginning to the current day. You will learn about all the different battles and campaigns. We only had a couple of hours so...  more »
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  • Wow - this is a must see if you have any interests in military history. We took our family through the Museum and we were thoroughly impressed. The curators did an amazing job telling the history of the Marine Corps and kept it very interactive throughout. The Marine models depicted in scenes look very realistic and they even let you get to experience what it would be like to arrive at boot camp. We at lunch at Tun Tavern and it was delicious... be careful in the gift shop because you can really drop some coin. You can't go wrong here either because admission is FREE! We will be going back to see some of the things we missed and to walk the grounds/overlook when the weather cools off!
  • I have been to the best military history museums in the world. Quantico ranks among them. Plan ahead and you may find yourself learning about Iwo Jima from one of our Marines that was there!
  • Without doubt a world class museum! I go back every few years and there is always something new and reason to return. It teaches history to young kids, it's interactive, and showcases the worlds greatest fighting force in exemplary fashion. I don't care how long it takes you, GET THERE!
  • Beautiful museum. Excellent exhibits. Museum and grounds are well maintained. Admission is free, too.
  • What can I say besides this place is awesome, I am a Marine and have been here twice already. The walk outside is very peaceful and full of a lot of USMC history. I loved every minute of it a took several pictures. The staff is also great, the older Marines there were awesome and I would probably still be talking to them about Marine stuff if I didn't have to leave. Absolutely recommend going here, the building inside and out is very well designed aesthetically. Semper Fi!