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Address: MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757 441 2965
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars...
Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars: WWI, Korea and WWII.
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nice free museum

My family and I were in Norfolk for our sons surgery and decided to spend the day prior to his operation taking the train and walking around downtown Norfolk. We stumbled upon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My family and I were in Norfolk for our sons surgery and decided to spend the day prior to his operation taking the train and walking around downtown Norfolk. We stumbled upon this museum and loved the piece of history that was there to see for free. My 3 year old loved the artifacts and us reading to him what... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband is a retired serviceman, he was so interested to be able to see all the information that is in this place. We spent hours going from one display to the next. Over all it was very interisting. What I did not like, was that some of the diplays were not well lighted.

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nice museum and grave site. See the free film for a short biography of General MacArthur- very well done. We spent about 1 1/2 hours reading the WWII history of the Pacific.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Old dusty cabinets, poorly placed artifacts, non functioning displays. Boasts a new buidling that is nice, but makes the otheres look uncared for. Free, but has potential, but we had to search to find. Not listed on tourism websites, or any where in the mall, which is named after the great general, who knew. They need to do some marketing... More 

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Toano, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

After watching a documentary about General Douglas MacArthur and hearing he was laid to rest in Norfolk, we decided to go see the MacArthur Memorial. It is easy to find. Exit 10 off of 264, 3 blocks on the left across from parking at MacArthur Mall. Parking ticket can be validated at the Visitor Center for 3 hours of free... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great free museum. If you love history you will love this museum! A lot to see, many personal belongings, vehicles and papers.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This museum provides a movie on the General's life/career as well as interpretative displays on his activities in WWI, WWII, and Korea. It can be seen in a fairly short time (hour or two) and is particularly great for children in junior high/highschool who are studying this aspect of U.S. history. Also, they recognize veterans there which I thought was... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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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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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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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