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
US Marines pass in review during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington during May 2013
Marine Barracks
Location in the United States
Coordinates38.88039°N 76.99386°W / 38.88039; -76.99386
TypeMarine Corps barracks
Site information
OwnerDepartment of Defense
OperatorUS Marine Corps
Controlled by
Open to
the public
During parades and ceremonies
ConditionOperational
WebsiteOfficial website
Site history
Built1801 (1801)
In use1801 – present
Battles/wars
Garrison information
Current
commander
Colonel Robert A.Sucher/ Command Sergeant Major, SgtMaj Dorsey
Past
commanders
OccupantsCommandant of the Marine Corps
U.S. Marine Corps Barracks and Commandant's House
Area6 acres (2.4 ha)
ArchitectGeorge Hadfield ()
Hornblower & Marshall (1907 Barracks)
NRHP reference No.72001435
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 27, 1972
Designated NHLDMay 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.[1][2] It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[3]


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