The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to the U.S. Marine Corps. Located adjacent to Quantico Marine Corps Base, the museum’s 210-foot tilted steel mast and glass atrium with suspended aircraft features is impressive for every age. Visitors learn about the history of the Marines by starting in the Leatherneck Gallery with hanging aircraft from the ceiling and tanks in the lobby. Journey into the first interactive exhibit that simulates the intensity of boot camp. Test your rifle skills with a laser-designated target acquisition M-16 at the rifle range. Feel the ground shake as you land on Iwo-Jima on D-Day in 1945 or brave the cold elements in the winter battlefield room depicting the Korean War.
Construction has begun on the Final Phase of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. This final phase will open in phases over a 5-year period with the first part opening in 2017. In the much closer future the Museum will be closed January - March 2016 to hang an SBD Dauntless airplane in Leatherneck Gallery and replace the gallery's Korean War Sikorsky HRS-2 helicopter exhibit with a Vietnam helicopter exhibit. To learn more about the Final Phase please visit http://www.usmcmuseum.com/Museum_Expansion.asp