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Address: MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757 441 2965
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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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A Special Glimpse of History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
bethbroxton
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Toano, Virginia
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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