Not far from our apartments in Arlington, VA is the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Part of the Marine Corps University, they’re dedicated to preserving the history of this branch of our military. Thanks to today’s technology, you can virtually visit this Marine Corps museum in Arlington from home. Here’s just some of what you’ll find:
Tributes in Silver
The United States Marine Corps has a tradition of giving commemorative silver objects to recognize achievement. Particularly popular during the early 20th century, the museum has amassed a large portion of these silver pieces. Inside their A Tribute in Silver collection, virtual visitors will find approximately 900 of these commemorative silver objects. Many have familiar names that are associated with them such as John Philip Sousa, Prince Edward, Charles Heywood, and more.
These tributes display a strong tradition of excellence in the Marine Corps that continues today. Whenever possible, the museum has paired photographs of the silver pieces with related historical events. Along with their historical significance, many of these silver pieces are quite stunning.
Planes and More
Visitors also have access to articles on some of the Marine’s most amazing planes. These include the Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless aircraft. Aviation fans can also learn about some of the insignias on these fighting planes. Images include a Walt Disney drawing of a fighting Pluto the pup, Bugs Bunny in boxing gear, and other famous figures.
Enjoy a trip through history with this virtual look the Marine Corps museum in Arlington. For more culture at home, check out our guide to Arlington museums offering virtual tours. And when you’re in the market for a beautiful place to live in this historic part of Virginia, please contact us. Here at 2001 Clarendon Blvd, we would love to welcome you home.Back to all posts