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Marine Barracks Washington

Marine Barracks Washington Relocation Information 



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Welcome to Marine Barracks Washington 

Official Site: Marine Barracks Washington

Marine Barracks Washington is in southeast Washington, D.C., on the corners of 8th & I Streets. It’s home to well-known units:

  • Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon
  • The Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps
  • The Marine Band
  • The official Marine Corps Color Guard
  • The Marine Corps Body Bearers 

Worth noting:  It houses the Home of the Commandants, which is a registered national historic landmark like the U.S. Navy Yard. 


Photo from Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I Official Facebook Page

The Barracks is located in the National Capital Region (NCR) and has an ideal Mid-Atlantic location with four distinct seasons. Area residents have access to year-round adventures in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland that include river, bay, and ocean excursions, cultural activities of every kind, and sporting events, not to mention government and historic buildings to tour. 

The National Capital Region is home to a handful of military installations: 

Frequently Asked Questions About Marine Barracks Washington 


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1. Is Marine Barracks Washington open for tours?

The Marine Barracks Washington hosts The Evening Parade (tickets required) and The Sunset Parade for guests to visit. 

2. How long has Marine Barracks Washington been around? 

Marine Barracks Washington is also known as 8th & I and was founded in 1801, making it the oldest active post of the Marine Corps. 

3. Is there lodging at Marine Barracks Washington? 

There is no lodging available at the Marine Barracks Washington. 

4.  What is the zip code for Marine Barracks Washington? 

The zip code for Marine Barracks Washington is 20003. Other nearby zip codes include 22314, 22202, and 22304.

5. What is the BAH for Marine Barracks Washington? 

The 2023 BAH for Marine Barracks Washington ranges from $2,811 for E-1 to $3,882 for E-9 with dependents and $2,943 for O-1 to $4,293 for O-7 with dependents. See the housing section for more info.

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Arrival Lodging 


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Marine Barracks Washington does not offer any arrival lodging on base. However, the nearby Navy Lodge on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling welcomes incoming military servicemembers and their families. 


12 Beyer Road SW - Bldg 4412

Washington, D.C. 20032-5000

Contact:  (202) 563-6950

Marine Barracks Washington Housing 


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There is no on-base housing offered at the Marine Barracks Washington. Instead, military families seeking on-base accommodations can apply for housing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. JBAB housing is managed by Hunt Military Communities and offers seven military housing neighborhoods. 

Bolling Family Housing 


8660 Angell Street

Washington, D.C. 20032

Contact: (202) 987-6000

Marine Barracks Washington Off-Base Housing 

Homes for sale and houses for rent near Marine Barracks Washington: Marine Barracks Washington


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Around Marine Barracks Washington, choosing an off-base home often comes down to balancing personal preferences associated with budget, commute, and school accessibility. Your family’s priorities will determine the best location to search for a home. In most cases, you can expect to pay premium prices for homes for sale and rent zoned for top schools or have very convenient commutes. Homes with larger property sizes and smaller price tags have longer commute times. 

Commuting routes are challenging near Marine Barracks Washington, especially due to the rivers that divide access to Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. Although many places of work and home destinations are less than 15 miles in the distance, at peak traffic hours, it's not uncommon for drive times to measure beyond one hour and more. Washington, D.C.’s Metro train and bus service is a significant regional transportation source.

Military families searching for homes should be aware that although stand-alone single-family homes are the most popular, townhouses, condos, and apartment living are all comparative options. For example, some neighborhoods only cater to those interested in townhomes, and single-family homes aren't available.

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Washington, D.C.: Homes for Sale, Houses to Rent 

Marine Barracks Washington BAH Information 

The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S.-based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.

Marine Barracks Washington is in D.C. with many options to buy or rent. Some sample Marine Barracks Washington BAH rates for zip code 20003: 

  • E-1 with dependents: $2,811
  • E-1 without dependents: $2,169
  • E-9 with dependents: $3,882
  • E-9 without dependents: $3,120
  • O-1 with dependents: $2,943
  • O-1 without dependents: $2,736
  • O-7 with dependents: $4,293
  • O-7 without dependents: $3,864

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Support for Military Families 


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Schooling Information: 

School Districts: 

Parents choosing homeschool have a unique option to apply for enrollment in Friendship Charter School, a Washington, D.C. public online charter school. For all families who wish to homeschool, the District requires the form, “Intent to Homeschool,” which is due by August 15 for the upcoming school year. Because of JBAB’s location in Washington, D.C. there is a significant private school presence, including schools with close proximity to the historical Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., and in Georgetown. 

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Things to Do Near Marine Barracks Washington 


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Cherry Blossom Festival: In 1912, Tokyo’s Mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. The festival celebrates the two country’s friendship and incorporates fun events, including cherry theme food and drinks at various restaurants around the city. A river cruise down the Potomac offers some of the most beautiful views of the blossoms. 

Marine Corps Marathon: Known as “The People’s Marathon,” the Marine Corps Marathon is the largest in the world and weaves in and out of our Capital’s landmarks.

Mount Vernon: Take in views of the vibrant fall foliage as you cruise into Mount Vernon. You’ll find George Washington’s Estate, museums, lush gardens, a distillery, and a gristmill here. It’s no wonder why this is a popular spot for school field trips. 

National Christmas Tree Lighting: A staple since 1923, the national tree lighting has become an American tradition.

Smithsonian Museums: This is the world's largest museum complex, featuring 18 museums along the National Mall, one just south in Chantilly, VA, and two in New York. With so much to see and learn about, it’s best to plan your visits over weeks, not days. Or, make multiple visits! 

US Botanic Garden: Established in 1820, this is the oldest operating botanic garden in the US. The vibrant foliage and aromatic flowers are reason enough to visit this historical site. 

Washington has a variety of sports teams to check out!  

More Area Info 


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Base Address:

8th St SE & I Streets, SE
Washington , 20003