National Museum of the Marine Corps Top Virginia Destination

In 2008, the National Museum of the Marine Corps received over 500,000 visitors making it the top Virginia attraction. Open only since November of 2006, the museum has already received over 1.2 million visitors. Last year it was also named Virginia’s top attraction.

The Museum is currently working on expanding to include three additional galleries interpreting history from 1775 to World War I. The new section of the museum is expected to open in 2010. It is also planning on opening a new chapel in 2009. Read the museum’s press release or visit their website.

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