Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum San Diego
Where The Past Touches The Future
Dedicated to all who have and will commit themselves to the most honorable service. The MCRD Museum opened its doors in 1987 due to the hard work of Marine veterans, their families, and friends of the Marine Corps. Since its opening, the Museum has served the Recruit Depot/Western Recruiting Region through its misson to train recruits and provide for the continuing education of Marines, support the recruiting effort, and serve as a bridge to the civilian community.
The Museum is now open to the general public six days a week. It is closed on Sundays and all Federal Holidays. Normal hours, Monday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Visitors should enter through Gate 5, the Washington Street gate, and if visiting Monday -Friday, stop first at Pass & ID to get a visitor pass. The main exhibits are on the second floor and at this time the elevator is out of service.