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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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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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Very nice and free of charge

It was an interesting education on the life of Douglas MacArthur. I especially enjoyed the sections about WW2. It was a great way to spend an hour while the Mrs. was next door at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pat P
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Savannah
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Savannah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was an interesting education on the life of Douglas MacArthur. I especially enjoyed the sections about WW2. It was a great way to spend an hour while the Mrs. was next door at the mall. The General and his wife are buried in the rotunda.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends from out of town asked us to take them here. Nothing to boast about. In fact, I can't think of anything to add to get this to 100 characters.

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Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on our Norfolk walking tour and learned many things about the history of our country and McCarther. Great lesson on how he helped the Philipines. His car is on display along with various uniforms and other personal items of historical significance, and preserved items. If you like history, this is worth stopping by!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this memorial/museum is inspiring. It feels great touring the exhibits and feeling the recent source of strength for our nation. I listened to the online podcast tour as I looked at the exhibits. With the audio tour I spent about an hour and a half from beginning to end. By the time you finish you will have a... More 

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Thank VaBeachMatt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to get out of the rain and were pleasantly surprised by the breadth of this museum. We both learned a great deal about MacArthur and enjoyed this extensive collection. Allow 3 hours for a visit and be sure to catch the film start, as it helps to set the stage for your visit. All attractions are free,... More 

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martinsville, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice Memorial dedicated to life of General MacArthur. There is a nice movie with the highlights of his life. Then you can visit the various exhibits dealing with his early life, World War 1 World War 2 and the Korean War. Admission is free and there is free parking as well. If you are not a history or biography... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The memorial is historically accurate, and serves as a good chronicle of the General's life. For those interested in research, the archives are some of the best on Virginia.

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kfar yona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

it's is quite small but very interesting and well organized memorial. it describes the history of a great warrior of the 2 WW

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my walk through the General's life. He was a very interesting man who significantly impacted major worldwide events of the 20th century. Well laid out.

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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Was amazed by how much information about the life of MacArthur was available in the museum and how much I didn't know about him. Was fascinating reading and the displays were fabulous. Definitely go across the road to the Gift Shop and Visitor Center. I am a bit handicapped so the elevator was much appreciated. Could have been more chairs... More 

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