The MacArthur Memorial is a museum and research center dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the life of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. The Memorial also pays tribute to the millions of men and women who served with General MacArthur in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.
Situated in downtown Norfolk, VA the Memorial consists of a museum, archive and research center, education center, theater, welcome center, and a gift shop. A visit to the Memorial will allow you to explore the life of one of America’s greatest and most complex leaders. Admission is FREE.
****The Memorial is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day****
On April 11, 1964, the eyes of the world were on Norfolk, Virginia, USA, as General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was laid to rest in the Rotunda of the MacArthur Memorial -- a museum dedicated to his life and legacy.
Today, the museum has expanded into one of the premier institutions in the United States dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of World War I, World War II, the Occupation of Japan, and the Korean War.
Keeping the Promise:
The Liberation of the Philippines, 1944-1945
2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the campaign to liberate the Philippines. The MacArthur Memorial will mark this anniversary with a 5000 square foot temporary exhibit entitled: KEEPING THE PROMISE. This special exhibit will explore the liberation of the Philippines through unique artifacts and documents from U.S, Filipino, and Japanese sources.