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MacArthur Memorial

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

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

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Culpeper, Virginia
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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