About The MacArthur Memorial
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.
History of The MacArthur Memorial
The MacArthur Memorial was founded in 1964 as a museum and archive dedicated to the life and times of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. General MacArthur died on April 5, 1964, before the Memorial's formal dedication, and was buried in the Memorial's rotunda on April 11, 1964. The General chose Norfolk as his final resting place because of his mother's family connections to the city. His wife Jean died in 2000 and lies beside him.
Today at the MacArthur Memorial
Today, the city of Norfolk operates the Memorial in close partnership with the nonprofit General Douglas MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur Memorial is open free of charge.