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Coordinates: 38°32′28″N 77°20′23″W 38.541201000000001, -77.339599000000007

National Museum of the Marine Corps

  • Location & Contact Information
    • Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway Triangle VA USA 22172
    • Telephone Number: +1-703-784-6115
    • Official Website: [1]
  • Overview

National Museum of the Marine Corps is the new historical museum of the United States Marine Corps. It is located in Quantico , Virginia and is free to the public. The museum had its grand opening on November 10, 2006 and is now the number one tourist attraction in Virginia Drawing over 500,000 people annually.Template:Cite news On the day it was opened, President Bush came to give a dedication and to also present the family of fallen Marine Jason Dunham the Medal of Honor. President Bush: These walls remind all who visit here that honor, courage, and commitment are not just words. They are core values for a way of life that puts service above self. And these walls will keep the history of the Marine Corps alive for generations of Americans to come.Template:Cite newsTemplate:Cite webDesigned by Fentress Architects, the exterior design is meant to evoke the image of the Raising the flag on Iwo Jima|flag raisers of Iwo Jima , an image that is also preserved by the USMC War Memorial. The 100000 sqft|m2 museum is a tribute to the US Marines who have served their country since 1775.The new museum replaces the Marine Corps Historical Center, in the Washington Navy Yard, which closed 1 July 2005, and the Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum, in Quantico, Virginia, which closed on 15 November 2002.Template:Cite webTemplate:Cite webThe museum is a public-private venture, a cooperative effort of the United States Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The Foundation manages the museum operation, while the museum building will be donated to the Marine Corps.[1]



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