• Museum and Foundaton Programs

    Our Programs

    The MCRD Command Museum provides free programming to school groups and scouting groups which teach Core Values in a historic setting. We also serve active duty, veterans, and families through outreach programs that strengthen our local community.


  • Recruit Gear

    Show Your Pride

    Shop for your USMC gear here! All proceeds directly support the Museum and its programs for Marines and veterans.


  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    Please view our calendar to see what programs and events are around the corner. 


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    Our Mission

    Learn more about our mission to provide an educational setting for Marines & recruits, support the Command, and serve as a bridge to the local community.


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    Grad Photos and Grad Books

    Looking to purchase a copy of your yearbook or platoon photo? Check out our inventory to see if we have a copy of yours.


  • MCRD Museum Docents

    Get Involved

    Help preserve and perpetuate Marine Corps history. Become a member, volunteer, or donate today. If you enjoy Marine Corps history, you will be forever moved by this experience!

    Learn More

Over the past two years, the Museum has expanded its reach by growing and expanding its outreach programs. We think you'll find that we're much more than a cultural institution, but also a cultural home for our Marine Corps family.

The Museum's programs enhance its overall mission to do three things:

1) Educate recruits and Marines
2) Support the recruiting effort, and
3) Serve as a bridge to the community.

Therefore, our program focus areas include education, military/veteran support, and community outreach.

We believe that the phrase "once a Marine, always a Marine" should be more than just a slogan, and put community building at the heart of all of our programs.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Director of Programs & Development, Chris Weimer, at (619) 524-4426. For the education program/scouting, please contact our Educator, Joan Schwarz-Wetter at (619) 524-6038. Thank you!


MCRD Museum Education Program

The MCRD Museum offers free tours, classes, and curricula.  Staff can also travel to local schools and classrooms.  Explore our free programming...


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MCRD Museum Reference Center

Photographs, maps, manuscripts, and more are in the MCRD Museum Reference Center. No cost!  Access by appointment.  Explore our Reference Center materials...


Upcoming Events

22 Jan 2019;
Quarterly Breakfast
22 Jan 2019;
07:30AM - 08:30AM
Quarterly Breakfast
05 Feb 2019;
03:00PM - 06:00PM
Tun Tavern Tuesday
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Join the Support Regiment

The MCRD Museum Foundation depends upon membership fees, grants, and donations to conduct its business of supporting the MCRD Command Museum, the Marines and Sailors of MCRD, San Diego, and the Western Recruiting Region.



Sponsors & Donors

The MCRD Museum Foundation established a Sponsors and Donors Wall to honor and recognize Marines and organizations, especially those with a connection to MCRD San Diego, and recognizes donors and supporters at various levels of giving.


Our Impact

Over the past 8 years the MCRD Museum Foundation has contributed over 1 million dollars to the Command Museum. We've recently announced a number of new Museum programs and technological upgrades.


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Veteran Outreach & Increased
Community Engagement

VOICE is the MCRD Command Museum's latest program supported by the Foundation, which is aimed at bringing together Marines, veterans, and the community together at a familiar place, the Depot where Marines are born.


MCRD Museum Foundation
Building 26 Post Office Box 400085
San Diego, CA 92140-0085

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday, 8:30AM to 4PM

Telephone: 1-619-524-4426
FAX: 1-619-524-0076

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