1. WELCOME
  2. OUR HISTORY
  1. 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.

  1. TEMPORARY CLOSURE
  2. UPCOMING EVENTS
  1. Out of an abundance of caution, the MacArthur Memorial is closed to the public Monday, March 16 - Monday, March 30. All events, tours, and programs are cancelled during this time. We will work to reschedule these in the future. This decision to modify operations follows the Governor of Virginia's emergency declaration in response to COVID-19.

    Are you a teacher? Parent? Student? Or are you just interested in history? Our staff will be answering questions about General MacArthur, the Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean War and posting videos on social media/YouTube. Send questions to macarthureducation@norfolk.gov.  

    Are you a researcher? While the library is closed, the Archivist remains on duty.  Please email your research requests to james.zobel@norfolk.gov