Museum of the Marine Corps

“There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.”

Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army (27 April – 3 May 1918)

Article taken from FRA today, February 2018 “Museum of the Marine Corps”

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We hope that you will enjoy receiving monthly updates from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.  As a valued future member and contributor to the MCHF, we want to provide you with timely news regarding our activities and ongoing support of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  We appreciate your support and welcome any feedback.

Making your summer travel plans? Visit the Museum!

Enter here to enjoy the National Museum of the Marine Corps Virtual Experience! You will be able to visit each gallery, watch unique museum videos, rotate 3D models of artifacts and experience many other innovative features.

In the excitement that surrounds the warmer weather and longer days of summertime, it is easy to forget that some of the best summer activities do not involve sand or surf. The National Museum of the Marine Corps provides visitors with an engaging, interactive and unique opportunity to experience Marine Corps history. A trip to the Museum will give you, your family and friends a better understanding of the role of the Marine Corps. Museum website:

          3800 Fettler Park Drive, Ste. 104,
          Dumfries, VA 22025

          Toll Free: 800.397.7585
          Museum Store:  1.888.315.1775
          Local: 703.640.7965
          Fax:  703.640.9546
          Email:  [email protected]

“The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years.”

Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal to LtGen H. M. Smith, as the Marines raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi over Iwo Jima, 23 Feb. 1945