- Historic Sites
Mcrd San Diego Command Museum And Historical Society
San Diego’s Recruit Depot is the oldest operating Marine Corps installation on the West Coast. The quaint Spanish Colonial Revival ambience of the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) belies the fact that this sprawling facility on Barnett Avenue is the place where, since 1923, hundreds of thousands of young men have endured the rigors of boot camp and emerged with bodies toned by physical conditioning and minds proud in the knowledge that they are members of America’s number one fighting force. The museum and historical society are dedicated preserving the history of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the history of Marines in San Diego.