Once completed, the Museum of the Marine will be centrally located near Camp Lejeune, situated on over three acres of land within the Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Highlights will include a Great Hall, an Orientation Theater, a Corps and Communities Gallery, a World Warriors Gallery, a Today, Tomorrow and Beyond Gallery, a Changing Gallery, and an Outdoor Reflective Area and Courtyard.
Phase I of construction, a Reflection and Celebration Park, was dedicated in May of 2016 and features the world’s largest bronze Eagle, Globe and Anchor sculpture, standing at a staggering 13 feet high with an 11 foot wingspread and weighing in at 2,500 pounds.
In addition to commemorating the legacy of the Marines and Sailors who served in the Carolinas, the Museum will host a variety of formal and informal events, from promotion, reenlistment and retirement ceremonies, to reunions, educational workshops and other special offerings.
The Museum of the Marine will welcome, inspire and intrigue thousands of visitors each year.