Tun Tavern: Birthplace of the Marine Corps

Learn the significance Tun Tavern has in Marine Corps history!
Tun Tavern: Birthplace of the Marine Corps
Posted on 2/29/2000

During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps.

A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore.

The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines.


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