MacArthur Memorial
MacArthur Memorial
4.5
10:00 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
About
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 Memorial consists of a museum, archive and research center, education center, theater, welcome center, and a gift shop. Admission is FREE.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lovely Crowley
Delaware City, DE27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It was a very heart warming visit.. we didn't expect that this museum is just next to our hotel. I am from Philippines, and I only learn Macarthur's life on or history book,. I had goosebumps when i saw pictures and his actual belongings. I was so happy and overwhelmed and took my time to pay respect on his resting place. thank you for freeing us from the Japanese during WWII
Written March 6, 2024
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J L
Tavistock, UK472 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The museum is free admission, spread across 2 floors in the impressive memorial building. There are lots of interesting artefacts to the life of General MacArthur that sparked my interest into this colourful historical figure.
Written February 25, 2024
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Dbornak
71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Spent time in town and discovered a lot of places to visit - for FREE. This place was a unexpected. We aren’t vastly knowledgeable about history but this is the one and only General MacArthur. Fantastic displays through an historical building showcasing his father’s military history and then his time through 3 American wars. Impressive cases of medals of honor at the end. Website will tell you park in the mall garage South entrance (MacArthur Center seems to be a large, emptying mall and the garage is city-run). The person at the desk of the museum will validate your parking ticket for up to 3 hours but this is a 1-2 hour location. It appears the city passenger train also stops close enough for a short walk, and there seems to be a bike trail close by along the river too. One of many historical points of interest.
Written April 15, 2023
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NC_Mcycle
Concord67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The memorial is not quite what I was expecting. It's a bit smaller than I anticipated. I'm glad I went, but there's definitely better ways to spend your time. Nauticus, USS Wesconsin, military harbor tours are very close by. I'd visit this only after the others.
Written October 23, 2022
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Lou F
Edmond, OK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
Great McArthur artifacts. But the labels connect the stories and make the experience. Plan on at least an hour and a half to really appreciate this wonderful museum.
Written April 23, 2022
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Lynn C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I learned several new things about MacArthur by going through the museum. Unfortunately, the visitor center was closed on the day we were there.
Written March 21, 2022
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TennisStar602
New Jersey659 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
This museum was dedicated to the life and the achievements of General Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur and his wife were also buried here. The museum offered free admission and the staff was very polite and knowledgeable. The museum was located in the heart of downtown which was very close to the MacArthur Center (big indoor mall) and the waterfront. There were parking garages nearby or one could park for free around Ghent and then walk over to the museum.
Written September 26, 2021
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Steve M
Pulaski, TN584 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
This is a great place to visit and and a beautiful memorial for a great military leader. You will see items that was his on display and a staff car and motorcycle. The museum is free to all who visits. This museum is just a couple blocks from the World War II battleship.
Written September 18, 2021
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cooms2014
Albany, NY118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Hidden gem for World War II buffs! My husband wishes he had more time to read all of the information. Easy to find and exhibits were well done. Plus it was FREE.
Written August 6, 2021
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Joel M
Buda, TX1,806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Just walking around the enclosure. It was so informative. The dome was beautiful and well lighted. It was an amazing place
Written July 7, 2021
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