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MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk

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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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  • 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. 
    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.  more »
  • I learned several new things about MacArthur by going through the museum. Unfortunately, the visitor center was closed on the day we were there. 
    I learned several new things about MacArthur by going through the museum. Unfortunately, the visitor center was closed on the day we were there.  more »
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  • This is the resting place of Douglas MacArthur and his wife, Jean. The building has nine separate display areas, each focusing on different periods of MacArthur's career, from Pre-WWI to the 1960s, when he was an informal advisor to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. Each gallery has a ton of wonderful artifacts, some part of MacArthur's own family archives and some donations from soldiers and officers from the periods. They have a great display of maps of the Southwest Pacific theater and the Korean peninsula. A second building holds another gallery of artifacts and photos, including some honoring the WAVES who served as nurses in the Southwest Pacific. They have a theater in which plays a short but informative film of MacArthur's life. The gift shop is mostly books for the grown-ups and toys for the kids. I spent a most enjoyable and informative two hours there and could have spent another two if I had time.
  • Long time dream to pay respect and honor to such a historical figure.

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