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mcrd museum


25 Oct - Quarterly Breakfast at Duncan Hall - 7AM to 8 AM


11 Nov - Veterans Day Celebration at the Museum - 9 AM to 3 PM

22 Nov - Tun Tavern Tuesday at the Museum - 4 PM to 8 PM


10 Dec - Christmas Party and Toys for Tots Collection at the Museum - 2PM to 6 PM

22 Dec - Tun Tavern Tuesday at the Museum - 4: PM to 8 PM

Historical Photos

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

New WWII Exhibit

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

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!...

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 

Education/Workshops: (619) 524-6038


Visiting information

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

Hours of Operation

Mondays       8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tue - Sat       8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Museum is closed on all Sundays, most Federal Holidays, and certain Saturdays preceding holidays.

The Museum will be OPEN this Veteran's Day, Friday November 11th.

Upcoming Closed Dates

Thursday 24 November

Monday 26 December

Monday 2 January

Upcoming museum events