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MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk

4.7
#3 of 7 in Museums in Norfolk
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Visiting the Memorial is FREE. Visitors should park in the South Deck of the MacArthur Mall garage and bring parking tickets to the front desk of the Memorial for validation. Validated tickets allow the visitor three hours of free parking.
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  • We visited the MacArther Memorial this week. Nicely done tribute. Plenty of artifacts on view. Free admission. If your are a WWII buff, you need to see this. If you are not a WWII buff, go see...  more »
  • Friendly staff, clean facilities. We enjoyed visiting this museum and learning the backstory. Will definitely return  more »
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  • Hidden historical gem in downtown Norfolk. This is a city owned museum. The historical pieces cover some of his father's life all the way to his wife's death in 2000. They are both entombed here and it is worth a visit. We had a tour and the man is amazing. If you are interested in American history, or military history this is a must see while you are here. MacArthur was a general in three huge Wars and lived from the time of fighting with bows and arrows by the Indians to nuclear warfare and jet aircraft. Not a large museum, it will only take up about an hour or two, but it is worth it. Across the street is the mall so plenty of parking and food choices for after the visit. Park in the South ramp and the museum will validate your parking. The museum is getting more pieces everyday, and just remodeled I think. I did not got to the gift shop but I'm told there is even more to see there. Please go, if you like history, you won't be disappointed!
  • 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 city hall, so certainly stately and fitting for a man of his stature, however limited in space so the museum is small.The exhibits are nicely presented and anyone who takes the time to visit will leave enriched with atleast a finer appreciation of US - Philippine history as both he and his father spent a significant portion of their lives there in governance.

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