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MacArthur Memorial

MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
757 441 2965
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars: WWI, Korea and WWII.
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Kailua, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I was amazed at the history of this museum. A tour guide with all the behind the scenes information was outstanding. If you are near Norfolk, I would definitely go here. Most historians either love or hate MacArthur, what an amazing story of one of America's greatest.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very in depth and informative museum. Tells his life story. Learned things about the General that I had not thought about. The displays were of great to me and well thought out in the presentation format. If your into US History, this museum is well worth you time.

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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's Ok. I spent many years living in Norfolk and the only time I visited the Memorial was I had out of town guests.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great museum and gift shop! I'm a fan of Gen. Douglas MacArthur so I love the museum and statue of the man! Very historical and a great way to spend the say. Afterwards, go to the MacArthur Mall and enjoy some retail therapy!

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Andover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I loved the memorial and it's exhibits. MacArthurs official car is even in amongst the many things to see. The Purple Heart walk is beautiful and sad at the same time. Go see and enjoy all the other sites Norfolk has to offer

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Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

They take donations for this display of MacArthur memorabilia. I believe it is the largest collection. Covering WWI until the Korean War. Next door is a visitor center with a gift shop an it is located across from the mall.

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Amherst, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This small treasure is packed full of wonderful treasures. It was crowded but fairly easy to get around. There are stairs, but an elevator for those who need it. I was fascinated that so much history was packed into such a small area. I would highly recommend that if you are in Norfolk, that you stop by and marvel and... More

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Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I highly recommend a visit to the MacArthur Memorial and Museum. Even if you are not familiar with MacArthur, you learn a great deal about WWI, WWI, and the Korean Conflict just through his storied life and history. The Memorial and Museum are very well done.

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Danville, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a great memorial to one of America's great war heroes. General MacArthur was not from Virginia, but his mother was. He was laid to rest in downtown Norfolk and his papers are also stored there. A fact many people don't know is that both General MacArthur and his father, Arthur MacArthur were both awarded the Medal of Honor.... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I visited MacArthur Memorial without knowing what to expect, and I was surprised has I have a found a quite interesting and well structured Museum about the life of General MacArthur. It was a nice way to know more about the life of this American Heroe. Ps- visit date September 2012

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