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Archives Branch, Marine Corps History Division

The Archives Branch collects and preserves archival materials that are significant to the history of the Marine Corps.

News & Announcements

Base Access for Civilian Researchers

Attention researchers!  Please note that effective immediately, base access is restricted.  Please call (703) 784-4685 or email for more information.

Archives on Instagram

Insta-archives, at your service. #flashbackfriday has never been more fun!

Base Access for Civilian Researchers

Attention researchers!  Please note that effective immediately, base access is restricted.  Please call (703) 784-4685 or email for more information.

Campaign Collections webpage

A compilation of resources for locating primary source documents related to Marine Corps campaigns throughout history.

Archives on Facebook

Follow our Facebook page for Archives trivia, news, announcements, and highlights from our collections.

Archives on Flickr

Visit our Flickr page to view thousands of official Marine Corps archival photos, and documents and photos donated by Marines. Feel free to download the ones you like!

Archives on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter for motivating Marine Corps tweets!

Contact the Archives Branch


(703) 784-4685


Archives Branch reference requests and general inquiries:

Command Chronology requests and submissions:

Archives Hours

Monday - Friday:                       0800-1600
Weekend & Federal holidays:   Closed

Please note: The Archives Branch is closed on weekends and on federal holidays.  Emergency closings will be posted on the Archives homepage and the Archives Facebook page.

Mailing Address

Archives Branch, Marine Corps History Division
2044 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA  22134

Before visiting the Archives Branch, please review the following information: Conducting In-Person Research

Physical Location:

2044 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA  22134

Visitors should the access the Archives via the Warner Center lobby (click here for driving directions) The Archives reference desk and reading room are on the first 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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