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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

Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major...

Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars: WWI, Korea and WWII.

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Nice Memoril for MacArthur

The memorial to General Douglas MacArthur includes various items from his past, including uniforms and his care. He is buried beneath the rotunda of what was once the 1850s city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 628 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial to General Douglas MacArthur includes various items from his past, including uniforms and his care. He is buried beneath the rotunda of what was once the 1850s city courthouse. It is wonderful to see the old building preserved.

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Fenton, Illinois
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412 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free museum in downtown Norfolk was well worth our two hours there. It was laid out very well and easy to follow. I learned a lot about his life that I did not know. The movie in the adjacent visitor center told more of his life. He died in 1964 but his wife lived to be 101 years old... More 

Thank peonyrose
HoiAn Vietnam
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good representation of the famous American hero. It is a must see for anyone interested in military history.

Thank AllenLance
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Douglas MacArthur was an amazing American General from a family with a history of military service going back to the Civil War. Be sure to arrange a docent led tour to gain the most from your free visit.

Thank KTSB
Martin, Tennessee, Usa
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is truly a must stop if on Norfolk. The history of the man plus this is where he and his wife lay . It has two buildings. It is history

Thank Bobby B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I drove down to Norfolk to visit this museum one day during our stay in Williamsburg. It was totally worth the trip that I had been foretold of. Upon entering and visiting the gravesites of General and Mrs. Douglas MacArthur, we were greatly impressed with the many numerous memorabilia on display concerning the famous general's life from... More 

Thank Larry D
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The MacArthur Memorial is a quick & easy to access destination not that far from the waterfront in downtown Norfolk. The visitors center is a good place to start as it has various rotating exhibits related to MacArthur's life & times. The actual memorial starts w/ a rotunda which is the final resting place of General & Mrs MacArthur. From... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This museum is a hidden charm in Norfolk. We stopped by there while walking to another location and spent several hours at the museum exploring. It was a delightful afternoon excusion.

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Crawfordville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Plan to spend at least 2-3 hours. There are 3 floors in the Memorial bldg and 1 floor in the MacArthur Visitor's center. All displays labelled very nicely. Lots of pictorial displays. It covers the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War 1 and 11, Occapation of Japan and the Korean War. No food or drinks allowed. War history buffs... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Downtown Norfolk remains pedestrian light these days. The light rail will bring you to this location. Worthy of a visit prior to seeing Wisconsin.

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