marine corps recruit depot san diego

mcrd museum

The MCRD Museum will be closed from Saturday 7 Oct through Monday 9 Oct

in observance of the Columbus Day Federal Holiday

oral histories

Contact us if you know of a candidate for us to interview...

community partners

Explore the cultural heritage organizations we partner with...

mcrd museum education program

The MCRD Museum offers free tours, classes, and curricula.  Staff can also travel to local schools and classrooms.  Explore our free programming...

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday:
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Family Day Thursdays:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Scheduled closed dates

Saturday 7 Oct
Monday 9 Oct

Friday 10 Nov

Saturday 11 Nov

Thursday 23 Nov
Saturday 23 Dec
Monday 25 Dec
Saturday 30 Dec


museum hours

What's New at the museum?

MCRD Museum
Day Hall, Building. 26
Located on the Historic

Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Mail:  1600 Henderson Ave., Ste 112
San Diego, CA 92140-5000

Main Line:  (619) 524-6719  NOTE: Please DO NOT call the Main Line for Scout Workshops

Education/Workshops: (619) 524-6038

Calling on a Saturday?  (619) 524-6720

Recruit Books:  (619) 524-6720

Historical Photos

The Museum Archives has 8,210 photos now digitized! They're free!

A Marine Corps History Museum in San Diego

Virtual Tour of the museum

Want to learn more about the museum exhibits?  Check out our new virtual tour...

New WWII Exhibit

The Marine Corps Women's Reserve exhibit is now open!  These Marines helped run Marine bases during WWII ...

volunteers needed

Help us with exhibits, tours, cataloging, and more!...

mcrd museum reference center

Photographs, maps, manuscripts, and more are in the MCRD Museum Reference Center. No cost!  Access by appointment.  Explore our Reference Center materials...