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MacArthur Memorial

198 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510-2303
+1 757-441-2965
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Memorial of the man who would have liked to be president

We stumbled upon the MacArthur Memorial and decided to check it out. It is a very good museum... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Roshnibegum
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
History to Remember and It's FREE

Plan on one to two hours to stroll through the museum and see most of it. You start with a 27... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
dewilson2
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Martinsville, Virginia
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Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars: WWI, Korea and WWII.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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198 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510-2303
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

We stumbled upon the MacArthur Memorial and decided to check it out. It is a very good museum dedicated to MacArthur and his life, particularly his career in the army. It was interesting to find out that this was essentially something that MacArthur had wanted...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Plan on one to two hours to stroll through the museum and see most of it. You start with a 27 minute film providing an overview of Macarthur's life. You see his WW2 staff car and a vintage WW2 Harley motorcycle. You then move to...More

1  Thank dewilson2
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

A weekend visit to VA Beach for a wedding offered me the opportunity to visit this museum. Having read many books about the General and his era, I always had wanted to make a visit. It did not disappoint. I especially enjoyed seeing some of...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great visit to the MacArthur memorial. Great collection of important documents, historical photos, and gifts from other important people. Learned a lot.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

As a history buff, I certainly enjoyed this part of my tour. I would recommend stopping at the memorial. Quite interesting.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit the MacArthur Memorial during our trip for the International Tattoo. The MacArthur Memorial is a very impressive place to visit to learn about how great this man was and how great of a military mind he had as a...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

In the museum, you learn about the many accomplishments of General MacArthur before the controversy and his firing by President Truman. You can decide whether you think Truman or MacArthur was right . It is a self guided tour, free, and tells about MacArthur's place...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

My grandsons have been studying WWII in history class. I hadn't visited since the new building opened. I'm very glad that we went the weekend of May 5th. The memorial is impressive, the 20 film very informative, and the exhibits illustrating the events in the...More

Thank Basilsmom
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

The Memorial is in Norfolk's old City Hall and Courthouse. Admission is free (donations accepted). My wife and I are history nuts. The self guided tour took us 2 1/2 hours. Most people would take less time. The man was amazing (an egotist, but still...More

Thank JayB1r
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Whether you are a student of things military or not, and whether you're a MacArthur fan or not, this FREE museum is well worth a trip. On two floors (I understand there is an elevator-the stairs are steep), it covers MacA's career from his very...More

1  Thank Catherine P
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Response from Florian2313 | Reviewed this property |
1.5 hours ..reading all the little plaques and displays
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