Mexico City National Cemetery Mexico

Established
1851
Location
Mexico
Burials
813
Missing in Action
750
Acres
1.00

Contact Us

Mexico City National Cemetery
Virginia Fabregas No. 31
Col. San Rafeal
C.P. 06470, Mexico, D.F.
Mexico
tel Phone: 001-52-55-5546-0054

ABMC Overseas Operations Office
68, rue du 19 Janvier
92380 Garches, France
tel +33.(0).1.47.01.19.76

Visiting Hours

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays.

Overview

The Mexico City National Cemetery was established in 1851 by Congress to gather the American dead of the Mexican War that lay in the nearby fields and to provide burial space for Americans that died in the vicinity. The remains were gathered in 1851, four years after the war, and buried in a common grave at this cemetery. They were not identified so they are classified as unknown soldiers A small monument marks the common grave of 750 unidentified American dead of the War of 1847. Inscribed on the monument are the words: 

To the honored memory
of 750 Americans
known but to God
whose bones collected
by their country’s order
are here buried.

In this one-acre area are also placed the remains of 813 Americans and others in wall crypts on either side of the cemetery. The cemetery was closed to further burials in 1923. 

Buried at the Mexico City National Cemetery are American servicemen who served during the Mexican – American War, Civil War and Spanish American War. Learn more about those Americans buried and memorialized who served during these conflicts.
 

Mexico City National Cemetery

Video: Mexico City National Cemetery

Press escape to close this window. View video

On Veterans Day ABMC sites will pay tribute to the men and women buried and memorialized overseas.
During Memorial Day weekend ABMC paid tribute to the more than 200,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries.
Memorial Day–the federal holiday in which we honor our veterans and remember those who died while in the armed services–originated in the...
More than 500,000 Americans lost their lives in World War I and World War II defending democracy on soil and water far from the United...