Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
National Museum of the Marine Corps Mission Statement
The National Museum of the Marine Corps, under the command of Marine Corps University, preserves and exhibits the material history of the U.S. Marine Corps; honors the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Marines; supports recruitment, training, education, and retention of Marines; and provides the public with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of Marine Corps history. • The Museum collects and provides responsible stewardship for objects related to the history of the Marine Corps; interprets the history of the Marine Corps through public exhibitions, collections-based publications, and other public programming venues; conducts collections-based research and shares the results of that research through publications, exhibitions, and public programming; and develops educational materials and conducts education programs for educators, students, and families to increase their awareness of the history of the Marine Corps. • The Museum contributes to the recruitment, training, education, and retention of Marines by informing and inspiring visitors through exhibitions and other public programs; by providing a backdrop for recruitment initiatives and an understanding of what it takes to “make a Marine”; by hosting classes for the Training and Education Command; and by providing opportunities for continuing education.
Location & Directions
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Triangle, VA 22172
The National Museum of the Marine Corps
is located in the town of Triangle, VA just
off I-95, 36 miles south of Washington,D.C.
and 76 miles north of Richmond, VA.
From I-95 heading south, take Exit
150A to Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Hwy);
turn right (south) onto Route 1; travel
approximately ¼ mile; the Museum’s
entrance is on the right.
From I-95 heading north, take Exit 150
(Jefferson Davis Highway); turn right
(south) onto Route 1; travel approximately
¼ mile; the Museum's entrance is on the
There is no charge for parking at the
Museum. Museum parking for
handi-capped visitors and oversized
vehicles is available.
For information on area hotels and other
public amenities in the area, please visit
the Prince William County / Manassas
Convention& Visitors Bureau at
Visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps Via Public Transportation
Visitors can reach the Museum via public transportation from the Washington, D.C., area via using either Amtrak or a combination of the regional Metrorail service and local bus lines. The schedule, however, is limited, and several connections are required. The Museum is working with area transportation providers to make it easier in the years ahead. Stay tuned….
Amtrak offers daily service between Union Station and the town of Quantico. We recommend that you take the first morning train to Quantico and the last afternoon train back to Washington, D.C., to give you time enough to tour the Museum.
From the Quantico VRE/Amtrak train station, contact Prince William Yellow Cab at 703-491-2222 or 703-369-2100 to arrange transportation for the short ride (approximately 3 miles) to the Museum.
Amtrak schedules and fare rates from the Washington, D.C., area to the town of Quantico are available on Amtrak’s web site at www.amtrak.com.
Metrorail & Local Bus:
Visitors may also reach the Museum from the Washington, D.C. area on weekdays only via the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metrorail service and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission’s (PRTC) OmniRide/OmniLink local bus service.
Travel from the Washington, D.C., area on the Metrorail’s Blue Line south to the Franconia/Springfield station. At the station, board the Prince William-Metro Direct (OmniRide) Bus to the PRTC Transit Center. At the PRTC, transfer to the Dumfries Route OmniLink Bus. Take the OmniLink Bus southbound to the Fuller Heights and Old Triangle stop (at 7-11 convenience store). Please allow 1-hour total time to reach the Fuller Heights and Old Triangle stop from the Franconia/Springfield Metro stop via bus.
From the 7-11 store, contact Prince William Yellow Cab at 703-491-2222 or 703-369-2100 to arrange transportation for the very short ride. Or, on foot, follow Fuller Heights west to intersection of Fuller Road and Route 1. Cross Fuller Road to the Iwo Jima Memorial Statue. Cross Route 1 to the sidewalk on the western side of highway. Walk south on Route 1 approximately 100 yards to entrance to National Museum of the Marine Corps. Follow the entranceway over the short rise, through the Museum’s parking area and main entrance. Watch for vehicle traffic entering the Museum’s gate from Route 1. Be aware that the distance from the bus stop at Fuller Heights and Old Triangle to Museum is approximately ½ mile, but you will be crossing a busy highway at the light and there are no sidewalks along the Museum’s entrance road itself for a few yards. Part of the walk is uphill.
For complete schedules and fare rates, visit:
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metrorail):www.wmata.com
PRTC OmniRide/OmniLink Bus:www.prtctransit.org