Marine Corps Birthday

Pay homage and thank our military members for their service on this tour honoring U.S. Veterans and the birthday of the Marine Corps!


November 10th:

Start your day by joining the National Museum of the Marine Corps for a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Marine Corps’ birthday. Held at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, the traditional passing of cake from the oldest to the youngest Marine demonstrates the passing of the honor, experience and heart of the Corps to the next generation of Marines to carry on. During your visit, enjoy a delicious lunch at Devil Dog Diner, a cafeteria-style eatery, or Tun Tavern, a replica of the Philadelphia tavern where the Marine Corps was established.

Marine Corps Museum

After lunch, pay your respects at the National Memorial Cemetery at Quantico with a private flag placing experience at the graves of veterans whose remains were previously forgotten. Hosted by the Missing in America Project, their mission is to find, identify, and provide full military burial for these now-remembered heroes.

Military Reunion group touring National Memorial Cemetery at Quantico

Your day would not be complete without a visit to the Weems-Botts Museum. Known as the second most haunted home in Virginia, this historic museum was once the home of George Washington’s first biographer and the creator of the famous cherry tree myth.

Step into the quaint town of Historic Occoquan for a memorable dinner. This riverfront community welcomes visitors with southern hospitality and plenty of dining options to choose from. Try the fresh seafood on the dock at Madigan’s Waterfront, slice into an artichoke pesto flatbread paired with a fine glass of wine at Bottle Stop - Wine Shop, Bar and Eatery, or enjoy the fine food and view at D'Rocco's.

Table setup at Bottlestop in Occoquan

End your day by celebrating the birthday of the Marine Corps with a warm slice of pie from The Golden Plum. Choose from one of their seasonal favorites such as red raspberry pie or stick to a crowd-pleaser with an old-fashioned apple pie.

Download the Marine Corps Birthday Itinerary PDF file



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