Marine Barracks Washington Washington, D.C. Marine Barracks United States of America Open to the public Built 1801 In use 1801 – present Battles/war War of 1812 Burning of Washington Garrison information Ceremonial Companies A & B Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon United States Marine Band U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps Marine Corps Institute, U.S. Marine Corps Body Bearers Occupants United States Marine Corps Commandant of the Marine Corps U.S. Marine Corps Barracks and Commandant's House U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Landmark District Area 6 acres Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. is located at the corner of 8th and I Streets, Southeast in Washington, D.C. Established in 1801, it is a National Historic Landmark, the oldest post in the United States Marine Corps, the official residence of the Commandant of the Marine Corps since 1806, and main ceremonial grounds of the Corps. It is also home to the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps ("The Commandant's Own") and the U.S. Marine Band ("The President's Own"). Barracks Marines conduct ceremonial missions in and around the National Capital Region as well as abroad. They also provide security at designated locations around Washington, D.C. as necessary, carry out the distance education and training program of the Marine Corps through the Marine Corps Institute, and Barracks officers are part of the White House Social Aide Program.