Explore Virginia’s National Museum of the Marine Corps From Home

woman watching National Museum of the Marine Corps exhibits at home

About a half-hour from The Elms at Signal Hill Station is a destination honoring past, present, and future Marines. We’re talking about the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and it’s one of Virginia’s top tourist attractions. Today, you can explore the museum without leaving home.  Here is some of what you can discover from our apartments in Manassas:

Making Marines 

Making Marines highlights how drill instructors turn young men and women into Marines. During the virtual tour, you’ll listen to recruits as they share their thoughts during their first bus ride to the training depot. You will also learn about the Marines recruiting theme and more. 

Legacy Walk 

Covering over 200 years of Marine Corps history, Legacy Walk is one of the museum’s newest exhibits. It gives an in-depth look at the Marines’ activities at home and abroad since 1775. During the virtual tour, Exhibits Chief Chuck Girhovan offers a glimpse of Legacy Walk and its exhibits. He’ll also provide an update on the historical galleries currently under construction. 

A Tribute in Silver 

 The Marine Corps has a long history of giving silver objects for achievement and admiration. This tradition was especially popular during the early 20th century. A Tribute in Silver virtually highlights some of the museum’s most-well-known pieces dating between 1900 and 1960. Many famous names appear on the objects, including Charles Heywood, John Philip Sousa, and Prince Edward, HRH Prince of Wales. The collection features about 900 items, including the christening bottle for the USS Guam. The ship launched from the Philadelphia Navy Yard on August 22, 1964. 

As you virtually tour the National Museum of the Marine Corps, sample a sandwich from a nearby restaurant. You can try roasted turkey, tuna melts, and other tasty options. To call our Manassas apartments home, please contact us. Our leasing staff will offer a tour so you can discover our vibrant community firsthand. 

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