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Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights

MacArthur Memorial

  • Bank St. at City Hall Ave. Map It
  • Norfolk
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 11/14/2013

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The MacArthur Memorial is the burial place of one of America's most distinguished military officers. General Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964) agreed to this navy town as the site for his monument because it was his mother's birthplace. In the rotunda of the old City Hall, converted according to MacArthur's design, is the mausoleum; 11 adjoining galleries house mementos of MacArthur's career, including his signature corncob pipe and the Japanese instruments of surrender

that concluded World War II. However, this is a monument not only to General MacArthur but to all those who served in wars from the Civil to the Korean War. Its Historical Center holds 2½ million documents and more than 100,000 photographs, and assists scholars, students, and researchers from around the world. The general's staff car is on display in the gift shop, where a 24-minute biography is shown.

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Sight Information

Address:

Bank St. at City Hall Ave., MacArthur Square, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510, United States

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Phone:

757-441–2965

Sight Details:

  • Free (donations accepted)
  • Tue.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 11–5
  • Closed Mondays

Updated 11/14/2013

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