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Quantico Marine Corps Base






Marine Corps Base Quantico is located in Quantico, Virginia, nestled just outside of Washington DC and is close to many national treasures. There are many historical places to visit within driving distance such as Colonial Williamsburg, Gettysburg, Mount Vernon, Arlington and more. Many museums await your visit including the Marine Corps National Museum located on Quantico, nineteen Smithsonian Institute museums and more.

Quantico is home to OCS (Officer Candidate School), TBS (The Basic School) and many other specialty schools. Many people train on Quantico that are military allies and it is a fun place to be stationed if you like getting outside and exploring.


Quantico has four season weather. The winters get cold averaging in the 30’s-40’s.  Spring averages in the 40’s-60’s. Summers can be quite humid and average 80’s to mid 90’s with fall averaging 50’s-60’s. Quantico tends to get a lot of rain and snow.


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Thursday 09/03/2015 20%
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 92F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 09/04/2015 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 88F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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Saturday 09/05/2015 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 83F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.


What is there to do at Quantico Marine Corps Base?

Area Activities

Marine Corps Museum: This is a must for any Marine or family member.

Smithsonian Museum: The world’s largest museum.

National Monuments: Arlington National Cemetery, FDR Roosevelt Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Momument, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Pentagon Memorial, US Holocaust Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and more.

Three Houses of Government: White House, US Capitol, US Supreme Court

Kennedy Center: Performing Arts center with fantastic shows: theater, musicals, dance, orchestra and more.

Wolftrap Farm Park: Listen to music and sit outdoors at this great park in Vienna, Virginia.

C&O Canal: Perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts. There’s a ton of bike, running, and walking trails across 184.5 miles in D.C.

Gettysburg:A turning point in the civil war where the Union was victorious in ending Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the north. This is the bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties.

Shenandoa National Park: Just 75 miles away from our nation’s capitol. this national park is filled with waterfalls, hiking trails, views and wildlife. Don’t forget to get your FREE military national park pass!

Great Falls Park: The Potomac spills over a series of jagged rocks, perfect for taking in a day hike in this 800 acre park.

Prince William Forest Park: A national park right outside the gate for biking, hiking, campgrounds and more.

Mount Vernon: George Washington’s home along the Potomac.

Colonial Williamsburg: The largest living history museum in the US. Open 365 days a year, offering guests a sneak peek into the Revolutionary War period.

Monticello: Thomas Jefferson’s historic home.

Downtown Fredericksburg: There are a ton of historical homes to view, antiquing, restaurants and more.

Georgetown: Lots of fun activities here: biking, kayaking, waterfront park, concerts, restaurants and more.

Jamestown Settlement: Explore replicas of the three ships that sailed in 1607: Susan Constant, Discovery, and Godspeed. It also has a colonial village and Powhatan village.

Virginia Wineries: There are a lot of very cute vineyards and wineries available for tastings and tours.

Luray Caverns: Beautiful caverns to explore as well as a garden maze, Singing Tower, and Car & Carriage museum.

King’s Dominion: In Richmond, owned by Cedar Fairs (same owners as Knotts Berry Farm, Great America, etc)

Busch Gardens: Virginia’s own Busch Gardens amusement park and animals located in Williamsburg.

Water Country USA: This water park is just three miles from Busch Gardens.

Virginia Aquarium: Have fun with the wildlife and sea animals with boat excursions, IMAX, and more. There’s two buildings, the Bay & Ocean Pavilion and the Marsh Pavilion with a nature trail connecting them.

Virginia Zoo: Located two hours away in Norfolk.





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Area Schools for Quantico Marine Corps Base

ShareMILITARY HOUSING  |   ABOUT QUANTICO BASE  |  DEALS & DISCOUNTS YOUTH CARE, ACTIVITIES & SPORTS  | GETTING TO AND FROM   |   RESOURCES   Marine Corps Base Schools and School Districts How are the schools around Quantico Marine Corps Base? (any reviews are completely independent from the School Liaison Officer Office) Quantico School Liaison Officer Kindergarten cutoff dates: September 1st for …

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Big Park on Quantico

Base Guide

ShareMILITARY HOUSING   |   AREA SCHOOLS  |  YOUTH CARE, ACTIVITIES & SPORTS DEALS & DISCOUNTS  | GETTING TO AND FROM   |   LINKS Commissary: Open seven days a week. Opens daily at 9:00am. Monday-Fridays, closes at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 7:00pm, and Sundays at 6:00pm. Exchange: Open seven days a week. Open Monday thru Friday 9:00am-8:00pm. There is also a GNC, Starbucks, Taco Del …

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Getting To and From Quantico Marine Corps Base

ShareMILITARY HOUSING  |   ABOUT QUANTICO BASE  |   AREA SCHOOLS DEALS & DISCOUNTS  |  YOUTH CARE, ACTIVITIES & SPORTS |   RESOURCES Which airport should I fly into to get to Quantico Marine Corps Base?  How far will I have to drive to get to Quantico? Major airports Note that the times are rough estimates with no traffic.  The traffic in the …

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Military Housing on Quantico Marine Corps Base

Share ABOUT QUANTICO BASE  |   AREA SCHOOLS  |  GETTING TO AND FROM  YOUTH CARE, ACTIVITIES & SPORTS  |  DEALS & DISCOUNTS  |  RESOURCES   Some people may not realize that Quantico is an actual public city within the base. Don’t get a false sense of security living here because the public has access to this area and a commuter train …

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Quantico Local Deals and Discounts

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Quantico Marine Corps Base Youth Care, Activities and Sports

ShareMILITARY HOUSING  |  ABOUT QUANTICO BASE  |   AREA SCHOOLS   DEALS & DISCOUNTS  |  GETTING TO AND FROM   |   RESOURCES   Child Care Programs at Quantico Marine Corps Base Children, Youth and Teen Programs: Offers family care referrals (on base home day cares), School Age Care for after school programs, and CDC (Child Development Center) which takes children six weeks thru six …

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Resources for Quantico Marine Corps Base

ShareMILITARY HOUSING  |   ABOUT QUANTICO BASE   |   GETTING TO AND FROM AREA SCHOOLS |  DEALS & DISCOUNTS  |  YOUTH CARE, ACTIVITIES & SPORTS   Looking for some helpful websites for more information?  Here are a bunch of links that we have found helpful for Quantico including a phone directory, housing links and more. Official Marine …

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