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MacArthur Memorial

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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5 Star Attraction

After passing the memorial complex walking to/from a conference several days, a friend stopped in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Roanoke, Texas
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Worth visiting when in Norfolk

Free and certainly worth seeing when in the Norfolk area. Gen. MacArthur was a military kid and... read more

Reviewed 3 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
+1 757-441-2965
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 22, 2017

I wonder how many people know where General Douglas MacArthur is buried? Ask about the burial sites of Washington or Jefferson or Lincoln or Grant or FDR or JFK and you'll probably get a quick answer. But MacArthur? In Norfolk, VIrginia? Not Arlington National Cemetery...More

4  Thank Taylor B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 12, 2014

the statue is located in the centre of downtown, parking can be a problem it is an average statue nothing special, a few minutes to view it is all you need, large shopping centre is located across the street

2  Thank mulgrew
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank SnowGlobeKing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank SFrench886
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

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

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We parked at the South Deck Second floor of MacArthur Center garage. That is the only validation given at MacArthur Memorial. Admittance to memorial is free but donations are accepted. Hours are 10am-5pm Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm Sunday. This memorial explains in detail the life story of...More

Thank Harold H
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

With both the museum and mausoleum for Five Star General MacArthur and his wife and father Three Star General Arthur the Memorial commemorates their family. Located in downtown Norfolk it is a excellent presentation of their lives with personal momentous, honors and of course the...More

Thank JohnKBachmann
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We recently moved back to Norfolk after having lived here for six years 25 years ago, and I thought it about time I checked out the MacArthur Memorial. Definitely worth of visit. For me the highlight of the no-charge tour starts with a short film...More

Thank Fred193
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Lots of information about the general, his father the general, and their deeds. The one flaw is that it makes no mention of the Navy, Air force, and Marines that contributed to his success in WWI, WWII, and Korea. Why Norfolk for it? His mom...More

Thank CarlH1540
Reviewed September 2, 2018

It is here and I saw it and didn't draw much from it. Understand who the man was and what he did but memorial is not memorial.

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Jordan W
December 22, 2017|
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Response from Florian2313 | Reviewed this property |
1.5 hours ..reading all the little plaques and displays
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Response from GozerTheTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Not that I recall but it was a month agoo