The Few, The Proud, The Museum

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1897 Weapon 

Opened symbolically on November 10, 2006. The National Museum Of The Marine Corps currently houses artifacts portraying the history of the US Marines from November 10, 1775 to the present day. The museum is a 120,000 square foot state-of-the-art interactive building that captivates visitors. Quantico Marines served as models for the mannequins plus full scale equipment is used in the displays. It is rapidly becoming one of the premier visitor destinations in Prince William County and Northern Virginia.

 

World War II F4U Fighter
Over the past year my husband and I have made numerous trips to the National Museum Of The Marine Corps with our camera. We have chosen 50 photos for a slide show that we believe will give you a representative view of the major campaign exhibits hoping it will encourage you to visit Prince William County's newest, most exciting museum.

The slide show takes less than three minutes with "Semper Fidelis" played by the United States Marine Band.




Semper Fidelis Chapel


In addition to the National Museum Of The Marine Corps the 135 acre Marine Corps Heritage Center is also home to the newly (2009) opened Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel. This link includes a 45 second slide show we made of the chapel. The road to it is to your left as soon as you enter the Heritage Center from the Jefferson Davis Highway (US1) just south of the main entrance to Quantico Marine Corps Base in Triangle VA. You would be remiss not to allow the additional time necessary to visit the chapel.



For more information contact

National Museum Of The Marine Corps

18900 Jefferson Davis Highway

Triangle VA 22172

877-635-1775


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My former Marine husband and I have 34 years experience serving members of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marines in Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Gainesville, Haymarket Prince William County

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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Hi Karen,

I enjoyed both the slide shows of the Marine Corps Museum.  The Marine Band made the slide show come alive!

The 22nd Commandant of The Corps, General David M. Shoup,(medal of honor winner at Tarawa) was born in nearby Battle Ground where I went to school.  My older brother was a classmate of his grandson.  I believe that General Shoup was the first commandant of the Corps to sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Jul 12, 2010 05:02 AM #1
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Karen Kruschka
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Bruce  Thank you for your visit.  Arthur served under General Lemuel C. Shepherd in both The Pacific and China theaters.  Shepherd was the 20th Commandant and was the first to sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Of course, General Shoup had an outstanding record of service as well

Jul 12, 2010 06:43 AM #2
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Bruce Walter
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Hi Karen, thanks for the correction and the info on General Shepherd! 

Jul 12, 2010 06:52 AM #3
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Karen Kruschka
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Bruce You are very welcome
Jul 12, 2010 10:16 AM #4
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Kay Van Kampen
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Karen these are some great photos.  I still have the coin in the pouch that my great great grandfather carried in the Civil War, along with an article written about him after he walked home from the war.  Priceless!

Jul 12, 2010 03:47 PM #5
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Karen Kruschka
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Kay That is truly a treasure - guard it well
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Steve and Jan Bachman
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Great job by the Kruschka team reviewing the USMC museum. If you live in Prince William, subscribe to their blog..they do the best communty posts in the business!

Jul 13, 2010 05:44 AM #7
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Steve  That is very kind.  Of course, the same can be said about the Bachman team in Reston and Fairfax County

Jul 13, 2010 06:01 AM #8
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Art Kruschka
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Karen Your posts about our local area are all filled with useful information and are proof of your in-depth local expertise. It makes no difference if they are market reports, community profiles or local entertainment sites - they are all well done

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