Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.
Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. is located at the corner of 8th and I Streets, Southeast in Washington, D.C. Established in 1801, it is a National Historic Landmark, the oldest post in the United States Marine Corps, the official residence of the Commandant of the Marine Corps since 1806, and the main ceremonial grounds of the Corps. It is home to the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps ("The Commandant's Own") and the U.S. Marine Band ("The President's Own"). Barracks Marines conduct ceremonial missions in and around the National Capital Region as well as abroad. They also provide security at designated locations around Washington, D.C. as necessary, and Barracks officers are part of the White House Social Aide Program.
|Marine Barracks Washington|
|Southeast Washington, D.C. in United States|
|Type||Marine Corps barracks|
|Owner||Department of Defense|
|Operator||US Marine Corps|
|During parades and ceremonies|
|In use||1801 – present|
|Colonel Robert A.Sucher/ Command Sergeant Major, SgtMaj Dorsey|
|Occupants||Commandant of the Marine Corps|
U.S. Marine Corps Barracks and Commandant's House
|Area||6 acres (2.4 ha)|
|Architect||George Hadfield ()|
Hornblower & Marshall (1907 Barracks)
|NRHP reference No.||72001435|
|Added to NRHP||December 27, 1972|
|Designated NHLD||May 11, 1976|
Marine Barracks Washington and the Historic Home of the Commandants were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. A 6-acre (2.4 ha) property with eight contributing buildings was included in the listing. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.