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 has some excellent programs coming up in the next few months, as we mark some significant anniversaries related to various parts of the life and times of Douglas MacArthur. We are exploring the MacArthur Civil War ties in a symposium at the end of September, while October 20, 2019, marks the 75th Anniversary of General MacArthur’s fateful return to the Philippines.
In addition, our special exhibit Legacies: The MacArthurs in the Far East, 1898-1964 opened this spring and be open into 2021. Legacies explores the important roles of Generals Arthur and Douglas MacArthur, along with their wives Mary and Jean, in Asian history and how their stories reverberate today. It is part of a multi-year focus on Pacific history for us.
For more information on all of this, please see the tabs to the right.
Thank you for visiting our website, and we hope to see you here soon!
Director, MacArthur Memorial
OPENS APRIL 19, 2019!