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Marine Corps History Division

The temporary website of the Marine Corps History Division, Quantico, VA.

Contacting the History Division


General Historical Inquiries (703) 432-4874
Lineage and Honors/Streamer Requisition (703) 432-4874
Commemorative Namings (703) 432-4872
Histories Branch (703) 432-5062
Editing & Design Branchy (703) 432-4880
Oral History Section (703) 784-3844
Film and Video History Section (703) 784-1997
Archives Branch (703) 784-4685


Historical reference requests and general inquiries:


Monday - Friday:                       0800-1600
Weekends:                                Closed

Please note: HD is closed on weekends and federal holidays.  Emergency closings will be posted on the HD website and the HD Facebook page.

Mailing Address

Marine Corps History Division
2044 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA  22134

Before visiting the History Division, please review the following information: Conducting In-Person Research

Physical Location:

2044 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA  22134

Visitors should the access the History Division via the Warner Center lobby (click here for driving directions) The HD reference desk and research room are on the third deck.

Base Access

Marine Corps Base Quantico is located off of Interstate 95 in Virginia, approximately 36 miles south of Washington, DC, and 20 miles north of Fredericksburg, VA.

Military and DoD personnel must present DoD identification to access the Base 24/7. Marine sentries will assist Visitors arriving at the Base. Visitors are issued vehicle passes and given directions to their destination if necessary. Proper identification such as a valid state driver’s license is required for Base access. Vehicles may be subject to search.

The two closest airports are Dulles International (IAD) in Dulles, Va., and Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) in Arlington, VA. Other transportation includes a bus terminal in nearby Triangle as well as Amtrak (1-800-872-7245), and Virginia Railway Express (1-800-RIDE-VRE) train services. The train station is located in the Town of Quantico and the Warner Center is a short walk from the station.

Visit our social media sites for daily updates and items from our collections on Marine Corps history, including trivia, people, archival documents, photographs, videos and more. 

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