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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.


“Why are you committed to building this museum?”
“Aren’t you replicating The Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia?”

These are among the most frequently asked questions we have fielded though the years. And here is the answer: Carolina Museum of the Marine will celebrate the rich and remarkable history of the Carolina Marines—a story not recounted elsewhere, not even in the National Museum of the Marine Corps. In that sense, our story is unique, our museum is entirely complementary, neither duplicative, nor redundant.

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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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