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Marine Corps Base Quantico Introduction

Established in 1917, Marine Corps Base Quantico is a more than 59,000-acre military installation for the United States Marine Corps. Its population, including military personnel, civilians, students, and contractors, totals over 28,000 people, with nearly 4,000 marines and their immediate families living on base. Known as the Crossroads of the Marine Corps for its diversity of units, MCB Quantico is also home to the FBI Academy and the Drug Enforcement Administration training facility. Several buildings on base are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The installation provides tours for groups of recognized armed forces members.

Hotels near Marine Corps Base Quantico

Accommodations available near Marine Corps Base Quantico are mainly in the mid-price range. Many of the closest 3-star hotels feature restaurants, fitness rooms, and indoor or outdoor pools. Some include a free area shuttle, while extended-stay options come with kitchenettes. Simple budget inns are also offered, while 4- and 5-star choices are hard to find. If you want to stay away from the crowds and higher hotel prices, don’t visit Quantico from June through August. The spring and fall bring cooler temperatures and lower hotel costs, while the winter will provide the best bargains overall.

Where to stay near Marine Corps Base Quantico

Marine Corps Base Quantico is south of Washington, D.C., along Interstate 95. One of the area’s most popular towns for visitors is Stafford, where you’ll find shops, sports bars, and restaurants, plus Colonial and Civil War-era landmarks. North of Quantico is Dumfries, a town with fast food options that’s also home to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and Henderson House, a historic 18th-century brick home with military roots. Even further north is Woodbridge, where you can shop at more than 225 stores at Potomac Mills, or take the family to Leesylvania State Park for swimming, boating, and hiking.

Things to see near Marine Corps Base Quantico

Learn about military history by visiting the National Museum of the Marine Corps, adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, where armed forces and history buffs will find 1,000 artifacts ranging from aircraft to Civil War Memorabilia. Prince William Forest Park, 5.2 miles from the base, offers picnicking, wildlife-viewing, and fishing, while Leesylvania State Park is an additional 10.3 miles north. Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge may be a good choice for bird lovers, where sightings include osprey and eagles; there are also multiple walking trails on the 642-acre property. The refuge is 14 miles north of Quantico via I-95.

How to get to Marine Corps Base Quantico

Although it’s a secure installation with limited public access, Marine Corps Base Quantico, off I-95, is easy to reach from the surrounding areas. Because of it’s rural location, the most popular way to visit is by car. Virginia Railway Express operates a route spanning from Union Station in Washington, D.C, to Spotsylvania, Virginia, with a stop at the base. Amtrak also has a terminal at Quantico. The closest major airports, both with shuttle service, are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 35 miles away, and Dulles International Airport, 49 miles from Quantico. Stafford Regional airport is just 17.5 miles away.