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.

    CURRENT HOURS: 
    TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    • The Jean MacArthur Research Center is open to researchers by appointment. Research requests can also still be made by phone/email. (757-441-2965)
    • Visitors are encouraged to continue practicing social distancing
    • Hand sanitizing stations available throughout the buildings
    • As health guidelines permit, the MacArthur Memorial will adjust operations to restore additional services and experiences.


  1. SPECIAL EXHIBIT
  2. UPCOMING EVENTS
  1. EXHIBIT POSTER 2021 Current Special Exhibit: Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal. This new exhibit explores MacArthur's relationship with the press and the role mass media plays in the perception of heroes, villains, and major events. It also traces MacArthur's evolution as a pop-culture figure and highlights the continued international resonance of this image. FREE and open to the public during normal opening hours.