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.
We have several great events coming up in May, including the Pershing film here (co-hosted with the Norfolk Historical Society). Looking ahead, the Midway 75th Anniversary event on June 2 will be a really special commemoration of that very important battle. We’re also looking for donations to restore a picture of General MacArthur; please see our Sponsorship page for details and how to donate.
If you live in or near Norfolk, we hope you will visit again soon. As always, anyone wishing to support our programs should join the MacArthur Committee by using the “Support/Join” tab above or this link.
Director, MacArthur Memorial
To mark the centennial of U.S. involvement in World War I, in April 2017 the MacArthur Memorial will open a new special exhibit entitled Over Here, Over There. This new exhibit will explain the causes of the U.S. entry into World War I and will explore wartime propaganda, the social fabric of America, the training of the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) and the major campaigns fought by the A.E.F. The exhibit will also discuss the American homefront, including local efforts in the Hampton Roads area. More details to come!