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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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General MacArthur Memorial

The MacArthur memorial is a moving tribute to one of our greatest generals. It documents his life from birth to death. The memorabilia from WWII is exceptional. Everyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
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English first
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

The MacArthur memorial is a moving tribute to one of our greatest generals. It documents his life from birth to death. The memorabilia from WWII is exceptional. Everyone visiting Norfolk, VA should take time to visit this exhibit. There is no charge however, donations are accepted.

Woodridge, Illinois
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152 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

I very much enjoyed my afternoon visit to the MacArthur Memorial in conjunction with a visit to their nearby Visitor Center. A very nice job of chronicling the life of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and the historical events associated with that period. I especially enjoyed the comparative narratives of MacArthur and President Truman specific to MacArthur's recall from Korea. Very much... More 

Brandon, Florida
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

You'll love this place if your a history nut. So much more about the man than is publicly known or taught. Very interesting and worthwhile.

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135 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

If you are a history buff this is a place to visit. The memorial is in the old courthouse. The galleries are setup telling the story of MacArthur's life and military career. In the rotunda are the graves of both Douglas and his second wife Jean. The exhibits are well done and easy to read. The visitor center has a... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I used to be addicted to all things WWII, so this memorial was attractive as a learning/discovery experience. I enjoyed learning about this particular war from different aspects, and with Norfolk being the East Coast home of the United States Navy, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about maritime history. General Douglas MacArthur, from what I remember, had a... More 

Norfolk, VA
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

There is SO MUCH at the MacArthur Memorial it's hard to know where to start. Any history buff will find the memorabilia from World War II and afterward, including the gifts from the Japanese, totally fascinating. Additionally, there is so much history about the 20th Century in general that it's not exaggerating to say that a visit here could last... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you are a war buff or appreciate our war history at all then this memorial is for you. ive been several times just to walk around. its free (they accept donations though), and between the short film on macarthur to the artifacts and tomb, its just a really cool place to visit. and theres tons of stuff to do... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was a nice trip to learn more about a local historical figure.We went with a group and it was very nice to walk around to the different areas of the museum and learn different facts about MacArthur that I never knew.The movie about his life was also very informative.

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My children loved exploring and learning about General MacArthur. The staff seemed knowledgeable as well.

Culpeper, Virginia
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99 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Last visit here was when we were in town seeing family. Love this museum as I am a MacArthur fan and lover of history. Great museum parking can be an issue.


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