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

Education/Workshops: (619) 524-6038

Calling on a Saturday?  (619) 524-6720

Recruit Books:  (619) 524-6720

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

Historical Photos

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

The MCRD Museum will be Open limited hours on Saturday 17 February from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM and Closed on Monday 19 February in observance of the Presidents' Day 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...

volunteers needed

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


museum hours

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...

What's New at the museum?

A Marine Corps History Museum in San Diego

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girl scout animal helpers workshop  for cadettes:  Workshop is full!

We are sorry but our workshop has reached capacity.  Please email info@corpshistory if you wish to be added to our workshop email list. 

Special Hours

Saturday 17 February

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Virtual Tour of the museum

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

upcoming museum closures

Monday 19 February

Normal Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM