Marine Corps museum to close to visitors, again

Photo: The National Museum of the Marine Corps Facebook page

Visitors who want to visit the exhibit halls of the National Museum of the Marine Corps will be turned away starting Monday, November 23.

The museum announced it will temporarily close its building to the public due to the rising number of cases of coronavirus in Virginia. The museum details its plans in a press release.

The health and safety of visitors, staff and volunteers is the Museum’s first priority at this time.  The Museum grounds, to include Semper Fidelis Memorial Park and the playground, will remain open.

Visitors will still be able to stroll the museum grounds and visit the playground.

The closure comes 11 weeks after the museum had reopened to the public following the coronavirus lockdowns in March. Visitors were required to wear masks during their visit.

A total of 2,544 new coronavirus cases were reported in Virginia today, with about 23 new cases reported each day over the past week. A total of 99 new hospitalizations were reported today, for a total of  1,159 people hospitalized with the disease — 70 fewer than yesterday.

The museum is located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway just outside the main gate of Quantico Marine Corps Base.

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