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MacArthur Memorial

Address: MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757 441 2965
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars: WWI, Korea and WWII.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars: WWI, Korea and WWII.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was born in MacArthur's hometown, traced his steps in the Philippines, and now reside in the town where he retired. It's wonderful to see such a fabulous memorial to the man, as well as a fitting final resting place for him and his wife. Make sure you visit all the buildings in the memorial!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place is one of the best museums I have seen on one person. The life and times of General Macarthur are a very interesting history lesson! I went by my self and still had a great day! My favorite part was why he left the service and his life more towards the end of it. Go check it out... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

There is so much history and information presented about General Douglas MacArthur and the world events which shaped him as well as those he shaped. More than just a collection of posters and facts, it was neat seeing various uniforms, medals, letters and replicas of artifacts. Whether you agree with MacArthur's style or philosophy towards war and leadership, you come... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Had a great visit yesterday to the MacArthur Memorial. It is a free museum in downtown Norfolk and worth the short walk from the shopping center. .

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Seringes-et-Nesles, Picardie, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Dragged kicking and screaming, on the inside, by my husband the history buff on a work-related mission, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about General Douglas MacArthur and his legacy at the memorial. Additionally, there is a wonderful exhibit on the 42nd Rainbow Division currently on display in the accompanying building where you can also enjoy an informative film on the life... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you want to know more about Douglas MacArthur than "Duty, Honor, Country," I recommend you spend a couple of hours at the MacArthur Memorial. Obviously, it is very focused on a single individual, but he did have a long and distinguished career in the US Army. I was fortunate enough to tour the memorial with a group, so I... More 

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Leesville, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great museum and memorial of one of America’s greatest generals. If you do not know the history of GEN MacArthur, the museum does a good job of chronicling his professional life (there is a bit on his parents history, not much between graduating West Point and becoming a Brigade Commander). Take the time to walk through the museum, there are... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I learned quite a bit by my visit to this museum. I was traveling with history buffs who were very familiar with MacArthur but I was not as knowledgable. The museum is a wonderful tribute to the man who believed in duty, honor and country. The gift shop offered many books to purchase as well as other items.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There's much to learn in this museum about MacArthur and the first and second World Wars. MacArthur was a brilliant soldier and a controversial one. He emphasized "duty, honor, and country". Worth the visit.

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Doha, Qatar
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We arrived at 4:45 --- 15 minutes before closing time. Impressive museum, Plenty to see just not enough time

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