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Address: MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757 441 2965
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Something for History Buffs

If you like History you will like the MacArthur Memorial. Something to do in winter and rainy day. Free!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you like History you will like the MacArthur Memorial. Something to do in winter and rainy day. Free!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For the excellent price of free, this is a comprehensive museum dedicated to one man but gives much American Way history in that story. Very well done but not interactive so may not be the best for kids.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

MacArthur Square is located at 198 Bank Street, right across the street from the MacArthur Center - a large shopping mall. The mall has a large parking lot that charges only $1.00 for 3 hours. Quite a bargain. The memorial consists of 2 buildings - the visitors' center and the large impressive memorial itself. There is no fee. The visitors'... More 

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Pulaski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We enjoyed going through this memorial. It was very thorough on General MacArthur's military life. It was a free museum and they even validated the parking pass for the city garage across the street.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Mall was in walking distance of our hotel, there were a wide variety of stores and places to eat in the mall. Visited the mall on 3 different occasions during our stay and made a purchase while there

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Final resting place of one of the nations'greatest military leadersGENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR..the memorial consists of a free film of his lefeme mementos and gifts from his career.His 1959's Chrysler Imperial limusine. Beautiful book store. all this for no charge. Don't miss it

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Overview of Douglas MacArthur's career. He is also buried there. From the Phillipine insurrection to WWI, WWII and Korea and the occupation of Japan there is a wealth of stories and items.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My family and I were in Norfolk for our sons surgery and decided to spend the day prior to his operation taking the train and walking around downtown Norfolk. We stumbled upon this museum and loved the piece of history that was there to see for free. My 3 year old loved the artifacts and us reading to him what... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband is a retired serviceman, he was so interested to be able to see all the information that is in this place. We spent hours going from one display to the next. Over all it was very interisting. What I did not like, was that some of the diplays were not well lighted.

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nice museum and grave site. See the free film for a short biography of General MacArthur- very well done. We spent about 1 1/2 hours reading the WWII history of the Pacific.

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Additional Information about MacArthur Memorial

Address: Address: MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757 441 2965
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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