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Military Tours of the National Capital Region

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United States Marine Corps Tour

If you’re a former Marine, a Marine family member, or just a lover of the Corps, this private tour is tailor-made for you. Begin the day with pickup by luxury car at your lodging location. Your guide is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and a trained military historian.

Visit the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington, home of Marine ceremonial units, for a stroll outside the installation. The Commandant’s House at Eighth and I will be seen. Journey to the Museum of the United States Marine Corps and discover Marine history from its Revolutionary War beginnings to the present day. We will be exposed to active-duty Marines at each location.

If lunch is desired, we recommend Bread Me in Quantico. They have delicious sandwiches on home-made bread. While in Quantico, we will navigate through the Marine Base and discuss the workings of a modern Marine Corps installation. A visit to the US Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington is the capstone of the day.

If your visit is May through August, ask us about making reservations to a live performance by the Marine Corps Band and Silent Drill Platoon!

Celebrate Marines 

USMC Silent Drill Platoon at the National Mall Star Spangled Banner at the Marine Corps Barracks, Washington Marine Corps Barracks Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon  Marine Officer AdMarine Corps Memorial  Marine Barracks Customer with Chesty at the Marine Barracks Original Eagle Globe and Anchor at the Marine Barracks Washington

Celebrate Marines

Fun Fact!: John Philip Sousa served as conductor of the Marine Band under five presidents. Shortly after the onset of the First World War, he was granted the rank of Lieutenant Commander. This marked the first time a musician had been given a commissioned rank in the Navy.

Another Fun Fact!: Being independently wealthy, Sousa donated his entire naval salary minus one dollar a year to the Sailors’ and Marines’ Relief Fund. After returning to his own band at the end of the war, he continued to wear his naval uniform for most of his concerts and other public appearances.