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, archives and research center, education center, theatre, welcome center and a gift shop. A visit to the Memorial will allow you to explore the life of one of America’s greatest generals. Admission is FREE.

World War I
Centennial Symposium

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November 14-5, 2014. Presented by the MacArthur Memorial. The Symposium will feature an international group of authors and scholars.
World War I Centennial Symposium November 14-15, 2014 Hosted by the MacArthur Memorial
Due to the generous support of the event partners and sponsors, admission to the Symposium is FREE.

Register today!

For any questions, please contact WWISymposium@norfolk.gov

History of the MacArthur Memorial

On April 11, 1964, the eyes of the world were on Norfolk, Virginia, USA, as General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was laid to rest in the Rotunda of the MacArthur Memorial -- a museum dedicated to his life and legacy.
Today, the museum has expanded into one of the premier institutions in the United States dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of World War I, World War II, the Occupation of Japan, and the Korean War.

The Road to War

The Road to War is the first of ten short films that will be produced over the next few years to cover different aspects of World War I.
The Road to War

Free educational activities will be available to complement each film.

If you are interested in supporting this series of films through a sponsorship opportunity, or if you have any questions or comments, please contact amanda.williams@norfolk.gov.

Heritage Walk

MacArthur Memorial Heritage Walk

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Questions?  Contact William Davis


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