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.
TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri Nov. 25 - Thu Dec. 22Holiday Cards for Veterans As a salute to the men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, the MacArthur Memorial in downtown Norfolk will host a family friendly program, Holiday Cards for Veterans, November 25th to December 15th, 2022. During this period, museum visitors are invited to create a card to send to a veteran. The Memorial will provide all supplies and the cards will be delivered to Hampton Roads-area veterans hospitals before Christmas Day. The Memorial will also have a make-and-take origami pa...
Wed Dec. 14MacArthur and the Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell In 1925, the court martial of Billy Mitchell captured national attention. The trial was so sensational that it would go on to inspire books and even a movie staring Gary Cooper. At the center of the controversy was Billy Mitchell, a man who is today recognized as the father of the United States Air Force. Then Major General Douglas MacArthur, who later described the order to sit on Mitchell's court-martial as "one of the most distasteful orders I ever received” was the youngest judge ...