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MacArthur Memorial

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Very informative and the best part of it is that it's free. Very clean place despite the fact that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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If you want to learn about Douglas MacArthur, this is a great place to go. Visitor Center has a 20... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars: WWI, Korea and WWII.
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198 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510-2303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative and the best part of it is that it's free. Very clean place despite the fact that there's no admission fee. If you're into museums, and love gaining more knowledge,you will be entertained . MacArthur ( of "I shall return" fame and his...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to learn about Douglas MacArthur, this is a great place to go. Visitor Center has a 20 minute video on General MacArthur which is recommended before you tour the memorial/museum. The memorial is free but takes donations. There was a lot of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Deborah J
Reviewed January 11, 2019

This is an interesting memorial to General Douglas MacArthur and his long history of military service to this country.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank src1962
Reviewed December 26, 2018

As being a military veteran and aware of Douglas MacArthur, I wanted to stop for visit while in Norfolk. The entrance is free but donations are appreciated. The memorial contains artifacts from MacArthur's career to include his famous sunglasses, corn pipe and hat. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CodyDC
Reviewed November 26, 2018

I love history so this was right up my alley. My fiance wasn't as enthused as I was, but nonetheless, we enjoyed it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JerseyDiva
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

After passing the memorial complex walking to/from a conference several days, a friend stopped in for a visit. We were the only visitors at the time. We appreciated the City of Norfolk offering the memorial and galleries free of charge. The docents were a nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I was in Norfolk for the first time In October 2018. I am an ole Navy Veteran, and I did see all Navy stuff that Norfolk had to offer, but while I was researching the Norfolk area, I noticed MacArthur's Memorial was there too. Be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SFrench886
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Free and certainly worth seeing when in the Norfolk area. Gen. MacArthur was a military kid and while he considered the Philippines or New York City his home, his mother was from Norfolk so chose to be interred in Norfolk. The building is the old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We totally enjoyed learning more about General MacArthur. Great that it is free. Downtown mall is across the street so use the free parking garage.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ConnieMC-77
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Our group was only allotted one hour to visit the memorial, most of which we spent on the informational movie. It is amazing to consider General MacArthur's 52 year military career. Definitely recommend allowing at least a couple hours to visit. It is right across...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Florian2313 | Reviewed this property |
1.5 hours ..reading all the little plaques and displays
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We're coming to Virginia Beach for a wedding in April. We will have two full days to do sightseeing (Thursday and Friday). We are interested in history, Colonial and Civil War and Modern, flowers, animals, really just about anything. We are two older adults, no children with us. There is SO MUCH to see and do in this area that narrowing it down was a very daunting task! I've listed a first draft of what I think would be good below, please feel free to tell me "don't bother" or "do this...More
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You are certainly going to take advantage of every moment! Day one's activities easily fill up 10am-4pm, and you may not have enough time to do it all, fortunately Mariners Museum and Va Living are near each other in Newport News and both are convenient to RT 17 (J Clyde Morris Blvd NN) for the drive to Yorktown. The activities you've selected are great, but if you don't have enough time, I would drop Va Living Museum or Yorktown Victory Center. Since day one is a Thursday in April, you...More
Downtown Hotel Recommendation (1 Reply)
Hello, I will be traveling with my two sons, age 6 and 9, to an event at the naval base. Could you please recommend a hotel that is convenient, safe, and preferably within walking distance to the base and other attractions? We would like to visit the Nauticus, USS Wisconsin, and MacArthur memorial. Also, are ride sharing companies readily available for transport to/from the airport and in the downtown area? This is our first time to Norfolk, so I appreciate any advice. Thank you!!
July 23, 2018|
Response fromgoneagain2|
Here are a few hotel choices to consider, check TA reviews and hotel sites for additional information. Springhill Suites Old Dominion University located on Hampton Blvd, 15-20 minutes outside of rush hours to Naval Base or Downtown which are in opposite directions. Near Naval Base consider Quality Inn Naval Base; Downtown Norfolk a few to check out are Sheraton Waterside, Marriott Courtyard, The Main, Residence Inn. All are walking distance to Nauticus, USS Wisconsin, MacArthur Memorial and...More
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I was thinkning about spending a day in Norfolk next month. I wanted to see the MacArthur Memorial and the Battleship Wisconsin. Can you walk from one to another? If so about how long would it take.
October 31, 2007|
Response fromWendymath|
Yes, you can walk. It's maybe 10 minutes??