Marine Barracks, Main Gate

The Main Gate stands at the entrance to DC’s historic Marine Barracks.

The Main Gate serves as the entrance to the Marine Barracks Historic District. The US Marine Corps Barracks and Commandant’s House comprise the nation’s oldest continually active Marine Corps installation. Situated in southeast Washington, the post includes the Marine Corps Commandant's House, a range of barracks, a band hall, a row of five officer’s quarters, and a modern service building. These structures form a quadrangle that encloses a rectangular parade ground. Except for the Commandant’s House, which faces north, all the buildings face the parade ground.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964
National Register: December 27, 1972
National Historic Landmark: May 11, 1976
Within Marine Barracks Historic District



Eighth and I Streets SE