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Address: MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757 441 2965
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A beautiful and informative museum!

One nice surprise is that the museum is free, but with an option for a donation. I gladly gave some money to help with the maintenance. I had no expectations, and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

One nice surprise is that the museum is free, but with an option for a donation. I gladly gave some money to help with the maintenance. I had no expectations, and it was beautifully done. If you like history, it's definitely worth your time.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Going through here was both eerie and fascinating. Eerie in that it is defiantly a shrine to Douglas MacArthur. He and his wife are buried in building one(there are two buildings). The fact that the MacArthur's are buried here and a large part of building one is obvious homage to the MacArthur legend is the eerie part. The fascinating part... More 

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Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I didn't know the story of Douglas MacArthur and this was truly interesting! It's free and begins with a short film and then a self-guided tour of various things telling the story along the way.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This memorial is a great ode to General MacArthur. If you are a history buff like me, you'll greatly enjoy the Visitor's Center which shows a movie detailing General MacArthur's life and accomplishments and well as browsing the few artifacts there. It doesn't end there however, right next door is the Memorial where General MacArthur and his second wife are... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a free location. It warrants a visit from anyone that loves history. It gives detail and overview of a significant part of our country's history. A multimedia presentation. Made multiple visits.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very enjoyable day, hubby and I met another family and spent a day with them at the mall.We enjoyed the different shops and ate and went to the movies. Would definitely return to this mall.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Love him or hate him, Douglas MacArthur is one of those individuals who defined generations. The memorial, the former Norfolk City Hall, is the final resting place for Douglas and Jean, his wife. The recently constructed center has his staff car from Japan, a rotating historical presentation and meeting hall and gift shop as well as being directly across the... More 

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Boardman, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The MacArthur Memorial consists of 3 separate facilities. The first is a visitor center which features an introductory film about MacArthur, the actual limo which he used, some exhibits about his career in the Philippines, and a gift shop. The main building is the old Norfolk Town Hall which was converted into a memorial for MacArthur. The general and his... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The MacArthur Memorial is a museum and research center dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the life of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. The Memorial also pays tribute to the millions of men and women who served with General MacArthur in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Situated in downtown Norfolk, VA the... More 

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Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Took the kids (ages 17, 13, 9 & 7) and wife for a crash course in WWII in the Pacific and they had a great time. The museum/memorial is very educational. The gift shop right next to the memorial also has an extension of displays and has a theater. The movie was about 30 mins long and shows the life... More 

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Additional Information about MacArthur Memorial

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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