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.
Welcome to the MacArthur Memorial website! In his landmark 1962 West Point speech, General MacArthur issued a charge to “reach into the future, yet never neglect the past,” and that spirit drives the MacArthur Memorial staff and our partners in the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation. Please take some time to explore all the great content we have to offer.
The MacArthur Memorial is looking forward to a great fall. Our special exhibit Over Here, Over There tells the story of how the events 100 years ago affected Hampton Roads and American forces overseas. We have several films and events that shed light on some important stories from World War II. We’re also raising funds to restore Arthur MacArthur’s jacket from 1951.
Director, MacArthur Memorial
To mark the centennial of U.S. involvement in World War I, in April 2017 the MacArthur Memorial opened a new special exhibit entitled Over Here, Over There. This new exhibit explains the causes of the U.S. entry into World War I and explores wartime propaganda, the social fabric of America, the training of the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) and the major campaigns fought by the A.E.F. The exhibit also discusses the American homefront, including local efforts in the Hampton Roads area.
Open now through December 2018.