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"Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another."
- William Manchester

General Al Gray
USMC (Ret.) - 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Colonel John Kopka
USMC (Ret.) - Silver Star Recipient

General James F. Amos
USMC (Ret.)

Welcome to Carolina Museum of The Marine

The mission of Carolina Museum of the Marine is to create and sustain an historical and educational complex showcasing the selfless sacrifice, extraordinary achievements and steadfast service of Carolina Marines and Sailors and their host communities while promoting the core values of American citizenship.

Honoring Legacy…Preserving Core Values

Carolina Museum of the Marine and Citizenship Institute seeks to memorialize the contributions of Carolina Marines and Sailors and the communities who support them.  Our Long Live the Legends Campaign is expanding to include “The Marine Experience”, an immersive museum showcasing the many firsts of the Carolinas and “The Citizenship Institute”, founded by General Al Gray, USMC (Ret), 29th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps.

“We have an overall opportunity to provide a forward-thinking institute designed to ensure that the contributions of our United States Marines to our Nation’s freedom are remembered, teach young and old alike, through the use of advanced technologies, the civic virtue in understanding what made our great Nation a leader of the free world and help prepare our young people to lead, to follow and to cope with future challenges.” 

General Al Gray, 29th Commandant

Help us build the museum

Preserving the heritage of the legendary Marines who served in the Carolinas requires a special level of honor and commitment from teams of dedicated supporters just like you. As a private 501(C)(3) organization, Carolina Museum of the Marine relies solely on ongoing donations for all operating expenses and building costs. Become a part of the living legacy that is Carolina Museum of the Marine and help preserve the rich history that is so firmly rooted in the communities of the Carolinas.

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Monthly Giving Program

This safe, secure donation method to Carolina Museum of the Marine through First Citizens Bank charges your credit or debit card the fixed amount of your choice on a recurring basis.


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