Tours And Activities

tours and activities
At the MacArthur Memorial, we believe that history is an exciting, invaluable part of any education. To provide “windows” into the past, the Memorial’s education programs utilize a wealth of unique historical materials contained in the museum’s collections, exhibits, and archives.

The MacArthur Memorial offers museum tours and special activities to groups.  We are happy to work with teachers to arrange a tour or onsite activity for any group or class. 

All tours and activities are FREE. Admission to the MacArthur Memorial is FREE. For more information, contact the Education Manager.

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MUSEUM TOURS
The Life and Times 
of General Douglas MacArthur
All Ages Tour the changing worlds of the 19th and 20th centuries. Follow several wars, a cold war, as well as political, social, and technological changes through the life and achievements of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. Includes a 24 min. movie about the life of General MacArthur.

(1.5 - 2 hours)
Exploring How History is Written 8th-Adult Ever wonder how museums get all of the information about the people, places, and artifacts that they feature? Come explore the Memorial’s archives – see the documents that write the history in your textbooks. Then walk through the Memorial and see first hand how this “evidence” is used to tell the story of the life and times of General MacArthur.

(1.5 - 2 hours)
MacArthur and Leadership 9th-Adult This tour explores General MacArthur’s development as a leader and discusses his leadership philosophy. This tour is ideal for JROTC, ROTC, Military, and corporate groups, but can be tailored for other groups. Includes a 24 min. movie about the life of General MacArthur.

(1.5-2 hours)
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OTHER ACTIVITIES
History Scavenger Hunt All Ages K-12 Students hunt for items within the museum that tell a story about General MacArthur’s life. (30min)

Groups can also arrange special themed Scavenger Hunts by contacting the Education Manager.
Hands on History All Ages In our experience, nothing makes history more tangible that a “hands-on” experience. The Memorial has a “hands-on history” collection of military artifacts and uniforms that can be used as part of a trip to the Memorial or can be brought to classrooms.
Living History All Ages Want to know what life was like for ordinary soldiers during the Civil War or World War II? The Memorial has a reenactor on staff who can teach students about life during the Civil War and World War II. The reenactor can be a featured part of a trip to the Memorial or can visit classrooms.
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