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MacArthur Memorial

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Address: 198 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510
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+1 757-441-2965
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Sun 11:00 - 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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 842 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 40 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 11 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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Savannah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 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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