MCRD Command Museum Coupons, Savings and Museum Description for 2021
MCRD's distinctive Spanish Colonial Revival architecture was master-planned by noted Architect, Bertrand Goodhue. Goodhue also designed many of the buildings in San Diego's Balboa Park, as well as the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
MCRD is significant not only for its architecture, but also for its long history. Opening in 1923 as Marine Base San Diego, the Marines have served in this same location for over three quarters of a century.
Today, MCRD San Diego trains male recruits living west of the Mississippi River to become Marines. It also houses Drill Instructor School, Recruiters School, and is the headquarters of the 12th Marine Corps District.