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MCB Quantico: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)
MCB Quantico: In-Depth Welcome CenterMCB Quantico: In-Depth Welcome Center

MCB Quantico: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Marine Corps Base Quantico, the Crossroads of the Marine Corps. MCB Quantico serves as the focal point for Marine professional military education and training. MCB Quantico develops the professional leadership and strategies, operations, and tactics needed to meet the challenges our nation may face.
MCB Quantico employs approximately 26,000 military, civilian, and contractor personnel. The base is home to the Marine Corps Information Operations Center, Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Marine Corps Training and Education Command, Marine Corps University, The Basic School, Officer Candidates School, the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, Marine Helicopter Squadron One, and other tenant units.

Continue reading for our in-depth guide on MCB Quantico so you can get to know your new base and its surrounding community.

  1. Where Is MCB Quantico?
  2. Google Map View
  3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
  4. Entering MCB Quantico and Base Amenities
  5. Where Should I Live Near MCB Quantico?
  6. What Schools are Near MCB Quantico?
  7. What’s the Weather Like in MCB Quantico?
  8. Things to Do Around MCB Quantico

Where Is MCB Quantico?

Visitor Control Center
Bldg 27031X, Telegraph Road
Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: 1 (703) 784-3023 or 1 (703) 784-3024

MCB Quantico Base Map

MCB Quantico Base Map

Directions to MCB Quantico

MCB Quantico is 35 miles south of Washington, D.C., in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Prince William County. To the south of the base is Fredericksburg and Richmond, to the east is Chesapeake Bay, and to the west are the Appalachian Mountains. The closest airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., and Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is about 33 miles from the base. Washington Dulles International Airport is about 40 miles from the base.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

  1. Take George Washington Memorial Parkway to Interstate 395 south.
  2. Follow I-395 south and Interstate 95 south to state Route 619 east in Dumfries. Take Exit 150A from I-95 south.
  3. Continue on state Route 619 east. Drive to Fuller Road, which leads to the main gate of MCB Quantico.

From Washington Dulles International Airport

  1. From the airport, get on state Route 267 east.
  2. Follow state Route 267 east, 495 Express Lanes/Capital Beltway Outer Loop/Interstate 495 High Occupancy Toll and Interstate 95 south to state Route 619 east in Dumfries. Take Exit 150A from I-95 south.
  3. Continue on state Route 619 east. Drive to Fuller Road, which leads to the main gate of MCB Quantico.

From Interstate 95

  1. From Interstate 95, take Exit 150A for Quantico/Triangle.
  2. Take state Route 619 east to the entrance of the base.

Public Transit near MCB Quantico

Amtrak and the Virginia Railway Express stop at Quantico Station in the Town of Quantico. Visit the Amtrak and VRE websites for more information on fares, routes, and schedules.

MCB Quantico Transportation Office

Getting ready for a PCS move and in need of some help? Call the MCB Quantico Distribution Management Office’s personal property and household goods section to get started.

MCB Quantico Personal Property and Household Goods Office
Building 2009, Zeilin Road
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 784-2831

MCB Quantico Personal Property and Household Goods Office Hours

  • Monday through Wednesday and Friday – 0800 to 1600. Closed for lunch from 1200 to 1230.
  • Thursday – 0800 to 1530. Closed for lunch from 1200 to 1230.

Entering MCB Quantico

Entering MCB Quantico and Base Amenities

If you do not have a valid military ID, you may have to stop at the Visitor Control Center to gain base access. Click here for more information on the Visitor Control Center at MCB Quantico.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

If you arrive at MCB Quantico during normal working hours, report to the Installation Personnel Administration Center on the second deck of Building 2006 on Hawkins Avenue. You can reach IPAC at 1 (703) 784-4479. IPAC will provide assistance with initial administrative check-in matters, including personnel record updates, original orders endorsements, travel claims, unit diary matters, and information on the welcome aboard briefing.
Once Marines have completed their IPAC check-in process, they will be turned over to their assigned battalion or squadron headquarters to be issued their check-in sheets and more in-processing activities.

MCB Quantico Visitor Center

The Visitor Control Center issues temporary vehicle passes and can provide directions and information on the base. For more information on base access, visit the MCB Quantico website.

Visitor Control Center
Bldg 27031X, Telegraph Road
Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: 1 (703) 784-3023 or 1 (703) 784-3024

MCB Quantico Visitor Control Center Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0600 to 1500.
  • Saturday – 0730 to 1130.

DEERS Quantico

MCB Quantico DEERS and ID Card Center
2034 Barnett Ave., Suite 102
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 784-2750

MCB Quantico DEERS and ID Card Center Office Hours

  • Monday through Thursday – 0700 to 1500. Closed for lunch 1145 to 1300.
  • Friday – 0700 to 1400. Closed for lunch 1145 to 1300.

MCB Quantico Gate Hours

  • Gate 1 (Main Gate): Fuller Road, open 24/7.
  • Gate 4 (Back Gate): Near the commissary, open 0500 to 2100.
  • Gate 5 (Ponderosa Y): Next to the CVI lot, open 24/7.
  • Gate 6 (TBS): Onville Road, open 0500 to 2100.
  • Marine Corp University and Q-Town Gate: 0600 to 1600 Monday through Friday.

Quantico Commissary

Quantico Commissary

MCB Quantico Commissary
3400 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 784-2233

MCB Quantico Commissary Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0900 to 2000.
  • Saturday – 0900 to 1900.
  • Sunday – 0900 to 1800.

MCX Quantico

Quantico Exchange
3500 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 432-8800

MCX Quantico Hours

  • Monday through Saturday – 0900 to 1930.
  • Sunday – 1000 to 1800.

Quantico Barber Shops

MCB Quantico Barber Shops

For up-to-date barbershop, hours call in advance.

MCX Barber Shop
3500 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 432-8800

MCX Barber Shop Hours:

  • Monday through Saturday – 0900 to 1830.
  • Sunday – 0900 to 1730.

Marine Mart Barber Shop
Building 3048, Bordelon Street
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 640-6497

Marine Mart Barber Shop Hours:

  • Monday through Friday – 0800 to 1600.
  • Saturday and Sunday – 0900 to 1700.

OCS Barber Shop
Building 2189
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 640-6083

OCS Barber Shop Hours:

  • Monday – 0900 to 1500. Temporarily closed.

TBS Exchange Barber Shop
Building 24005
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 640-7501

TBS Exchange Barber Shop Hours:

  • Saturday through Tuesday – 0900 to 1700.

MCB Quantico Post Office

400 Fifth Ave.
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 640-7577

MCB Quantico Post Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0830 to 1700.
  • Saturday – 0900 to 1200.

MCB Quantico Finance Office

MCB Quantico Finance Office

If you’re looking for financial advice or assistance on money matters, the talented and professional counselors of the bases Personal Financial Management Program can help.

Personal Financial Management Program
3019 Embry Loop
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 784-2650

MCB Quantico Personal Financial Management Program Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0800 to 1630.

2015 Artisan St.
Quantico,VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 784-3126 or 1 (703) 784-3127

MCB Quantico Legal Office Hours

  • Due to COVID-19 , the legal assistance office is operating with reduced staffing and services. Visit the legal assistance office’s website for more information.

MCB Quantico Library

2040 Broadway St.
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 784-4348

MCB Quantico Library Hours

  • Monday and Thursday – 0730 to 2000.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – 0730 to 1800.
  • Saturday and Sunday – 1000 to 1800.

Hotels Near MCB Quantico

Hotels Near MCB Quantico, VA

There are many hotels near MCB Quantico, so you’re sure to find one to fit your budget. For a full list of military lodges and affiliated resorts in the area, visit the Department of Defense Lodging website and the Inns of the Corps website.

Inns of the Corps Quantico
3018 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 1 (703) 630-4444

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Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s MCB Quantico Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near Quantico MCB

Where Should I Live Near MCB Quantico?

Cities Near MCB Quantico

While many military family members call base housing their home, others choose to live in nearby communities. The neighboring communities of Dumfries, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Triangle, and Woodbridge provide housing, employment, and other services for MCB Quantico military families. MCB Quantico is in a high cost of living area, so rental housing and real estate are expensive.

Suggested Reads: MCB Quantico Housing: 6 On Base Options

Best Places to Live Near MCB Quantico

Dumfries

The town of Dumfries is just minutes north of MCB Quantico and only 10 miles from Fort Belvoir. It is home to approximately 5,900 people. With easy access to both Route 1 and Interstate 95, Dumfries is a short drive away from area attractions in the nearby Triangle, including the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Prince William Forest Park. The town is also home to a historic house museum and a park.

Fredericksburg

The city of Fredericksburg is south of MCB Quantico and Stafford County. The city borders the Rappahannock River, providing various water recreation opportunities. Home to approximately 29,000 people, Fredericksburg is known for its rich history, with museums, trails, churches, homes, and battlefields that tell the story of the colonial era, the Civil War, and more. Other area attractions include art galleries, theater, golf courses, shopping venues, and 21 outdoor spaces, parks, and trails.

Spotsylvania

Spotsylvania County is located just outside of Fredericksburg, south of MCB Quantico. Approximately 136,000 people live in the county. Known as the “Crossroads of the Civil War,” Spotsylvania County has numerous historical attractions, battlefields, parks, and tours. Spotsylvania’s 13,000-acre Lake Anna is ideal for sailing, water skiing, swimming, fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities. Spotsylvania also offers residents and visitors a number of shopping venues, wineries, breweries, restaurants, and more.

Stafford

Stafford County is found south of MCB Quantico and borders the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers. It is home to nearly 153,000 people and the boyhood home of George Washington. The county has numerous historical attractions, parks, golf courses, breweries, wineries, and shopping opportunities. The 17-acre Government Island historic nature preserve and the archaeological site provide scenic hiking and biking trails. The county’s visitor center can be found in the museum shop of the 18th-century Belmont estate: the home and studio of Gari Melchers, the prominent portraitist, muralist, and American Impressionist painter.

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Schools Near MCB Quantico

MCB Quantico Schools

There are many options for your child’s education near MCB Quantico. Virginia offers traditional public schools, as well as public charter schools and private schools. For younger children, there are a variety of local daycares and child care programs on and off base.

Children who live on base may attend the DoDEA schools on the base: Crossroads Elementary School or Quantico Middle/High School.

The MCB Quantico school liaison program website has more information on area school districts, homeschooling in Virginia, special education resources, and more. The website also has contact information for the base’s school liaison officer, who can provide information and guidance on area schools as well as educational resources for your children.

Weather MCB Quantico

MCB Quantico Weather

MCB Quantico enjoys all four seasons. In the winter, the average highs are in the 40s and average lows are in the 20s and 30s. In the summer, the average highs can soar to the 80s, with lows in the 60s. MCB Quantico gets about 39 inches of rain and about 12 inches of snow annually.

Things To Do Near MCB Quantico

Things to Do Near MCB Quantico

MCB Quantico and the surrounding region are home to many historical sites, museums, art galleries, theaters, great restaurants and breweries, and vibrant shopping districts. On base, there are a multitude of recreational opportunities, including bowling, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, paintball, swimming, and more. Outside the gates, with the nation’s capital nearby, there’s no shortage of things to do. Get out and explore!

Suggested Read: 21 of the Best Restaurants Near MCB Quantico and 19 Of the Best Things to Do Near MCB Quantico

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Conclusion

Moving to a new base comes with challenges, but MCB Quantico is a great place to call home. Head to local historical hot spots, Washington, D.C., and other area gems to experience everything this region and world-class base have to offer you during your time here.

 

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