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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  • Visited this museum with my marine son. Interesting museum for the whole family. The museum is sectioned according to the various wars and conflicts. Also, lots of history on the beginning of the mari...  more »
  • This is one of the most immersive and comprehensive museums I’ve ever seen. Docent tours are fantastic. It’s free and full of insights into the history of the Corps. Go here.  more »
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  • This is a great museum with a mix of interactive and historical displays. You get a real feel for the life of a Marine, including Boot Camp. I liked the Vietnam War display where you walk out the back of a CH-46 Sea Knight into a Fire Base: very realistic. The museum also have a great series of aircraft displays. School age kids will love the whole experience.
  • World class, clean, wonderful guides. Small venue limits display of all that could be exhibited regarding all Marine expeditions and equipment. Korean action exhibit and diorama was good, esp. for my guests from S. Korea! Good, safe for kids with parental guidance. No restaurant. Good gift shop.
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