MCRD San Diego Command Museum

For Marine history, especially the history of the Marines in Southern California, the MCRD San Diego Command Museum is the place to go.


  • Free

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
Saturdays (some)
Closed Sundays




1-619-524-6719 or 619-524-4426

Building 26 on Marine Corps Recruit Depot
1600 Hochmuth Avenue
San Diego CA 92140

Visitors driving onto MCRD that do not possess a military or retired military ID card must enter the Depot through Gate 5 on Washington Street. Drivers must show a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.

Detailed Description:

The MCRD San Diego Command Museum has been in existence since 1987 on the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. Through exhibits and galleries, its focus is on the history of the Marine Corps since the early 1900s and its presence in Southern California. The Base as a whole opened in 1923 and is the main place to train recruits for anyone west of the Mississippi River.


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*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.