The Montford Point Marine Museum was established to preserve the legacy of the Montford Point Marines. To collect, record, preserve and display, in a museum setting for public education and viewing, the largest collection of photographs, documents, papers, and artifacts, forever capturing the unique history of African American Marines from 1942 to 1949, this is our primary mission.
In additional to the museum primary mission, the role of the museum is to display memories of the past and show the public how significant those experiences have influenced events of today, for the next generation.
The Montford Point Marines Museum is housed on the hallowed grounds of Montford Point Camp in the East Wing of building M101, Marine Corps Base, Camp Gilbert H. Johnson, Jacksonville, NC. The director of the Museums is CWO3 (Ret) Tikishia Smiley (910) 554-0808
The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday 10:00am to 5:00pm and every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (910) 450-1340 to schedule viewings for groups. Staff on call for out of town visitors.