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MacArthur Memorial

MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
757 441 2965
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Ranked #5 of 26 attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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Danville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Suffolk, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The kids are learning about WWI & WWII, so we thought this would be a good local place to check out. We were not disappointed! The visitor center has a fantastic WWI exhibit and shows an easy-to-follow MacArthur film. The memorial/museum provides guests with a walk through the general's life, beginning with his parents in the 1800's and spanning through... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Within walking distance of Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin this a extensive, two building museum which explores the history of General Douglas MacArthur. The admission is free. I learned a lot of things about him. There are hundreds of artifacts, a short movie on his career, his 5 starred Chrysler limousine is in the lobby. He was General of the... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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137 reviews 137 reviews
23 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This memorial was a pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed ourselves and learned more than we expected. The museum features tons of real artifacts – everything from MacArthur’s Chrysler limousine which traversed the Atlantic, uniforms from World War I, a motorcycle and jeep, MacArthur family heirlooms, MacArthur’s famous corn cob pipe and aviator sunglasses, and even the final resting place of... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I really enjoyed my visit. I learned a lot of things I didn't know before .Plan your visit around a good movie at the mall. Great Saturday Plan

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Colorado Springs
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72 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Memorial/museum spread out over 2 buildings. First one included a good, short movie about Mac Arthur and an exhibit about WWI and the US involvement. Second building contains graves of MacArthur and his wife, and a great exhibit of his life including his roles in WWI, WWII and the Korean Conflict and more. Very well done, although exhibits require a... More

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31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This Memorial traces the life and times of a great American and his family, from the 19th Century to Douglas MacArthur's death in the 1960s. It also credits his wife's achievements after his death. It honestly addresses his contentious relationship with President Truman during the Korean conflict. This Memorial is more than a biography of MacArthur; it is a description... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were one of the proud Filipino families who visited the MacArthur Memorial last Labor Day weekend. I am a big fan of the General. The memorial has a visitor's center (open everyday) where we saw the General's memorabilia, including his vintage Chrysler car. The center has a theater where we viewed a 7-minute video of his life in battle.... More

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Wake Forest
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I was surprised that MacArthur was actually buried on site. It is very nicely kept and maintained. There was lots of info interesting artifacts from MacArthur

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