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Address: MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: +1 757-441-2965
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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I had an assignment when I was working on my Masters and it was suggest I go by this memorial to check out some things. There was a lot to see and find out. I got quite a bit of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an assignment when I was working on my Masters and it was suggest I go by this memorial to check out some things. There was a lot to see and find out. I got quite a bit of information, yes, but it was just great to see overall.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum for everything MacArthur. They have lots of very nice artifacts and displays to look at and read. The facilities are well kept. The staff is friendly. It's free of charge, but donations are certainly accepted. I really enjoyed visiting this museum. My only complaint was that the signage/layout was a little confusing to me in... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to see about how his military life parallels the military history of the 20th Century. Very moving exhibits, especially that of the battle for the Philippines. This is an impressive memorial. Within walking distance of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Battleship Wisconsin.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 826 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a WWII and a MacArthur buff this is a jewel I am glad I saw. To see his monument that was worthy of his title of American Caesar was awesome, considering that he was fired by the President and should have been. I was amazed at the fine collection of artifacts and documents. Wish I had known to allow... More 

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone interested in the military history it is a must see. The museum is small, however, it contains many interesting artifacts. There is a movie as well. The museum is located about 3 city blocks from the port so it is within walking distance if you have arrived via a cruise ship. At the port there is a naval museum... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

What a great find! Amanda Williams and James Zobel were over the top helpful. We enjoyed the museum and make sure you see all the buildings and grounds. Very well done and it is free which is amazing in these times.

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Clifton, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a fantastic memorial and museum that you should spend some time seeing if you're interested in military history. Tons of exhibits and displays along with a nice intro film. Free. Right next to the shopping mall so just walk across street.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Located in downtown Norfolk, the visitor's center and memorial have many exhibits that go into the life and times of Douglas MacArthur. Would suggest starting your visit at the visitor's center, adjacent to the memorial. A 20+ minute film gives a biographical background of MacArthur. After the film, you can tour the exhibits and then walk next door to the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Here, you will see all the great things that this American Hero did during his 52 years of serving his country. It is a little one sided in its presentation, but it's also a Memorial built by MacArthur before he died. Lots of great history and a not-to-miss if in the area.

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Middlesex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great mall. A lot of good stores to see and shop. Good eating places,nice bathrooms. A lot of walking.

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