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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  • Spent three hours walking through. It presented a chronological history of the USMC since 1775 - was thorough and detailed, presented in a wide variety of ways - signs, models, artifacts, movie clips,...  more »
  • This bucket list item for my husband was exceptionally well done and informative. The exhibits are quite lifelike with descriptive signage throughout. Audio and video created an often immersive experi...  more »
  • I come here for Pokemon Go Community Day. Very precious park clean and secured. The people that work here are a delight a d I always enjoy my time. Try to follow the path for the timeline all around and you will find d amazing displays of history bravery and much more. Recommend it as a stroll if you have smaller children or simply a place to hang out. Smaller parking lot at the chapel may get crowded on weekends. Use main parking lot
  • Absolutely in love with the art here. I went and saw the gallery upstairs full of some of the most beautiful art. The staff are wonderful and they make you feel so welcome. There are gorgeous statues all over the property. They have a section for kids downstairs. Upstairs they have Tun Tavern and if you decide to eat there please get the BLT wrap! It tastes absolutely amazing and pretty much everything on that menu is amazing! Very great place to relax and feel calm. Great history lessons everywhere you turn.

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