Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Overview

Within the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial in France, which covers 130.5 acres, rest the largest number of our military dead in Europe, a total of 14,246. Most of those buried here lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I. The immense array of headstones rises in long regular rows upward beyond a wide central pool to the chapel that crowns the ridge. A beautiful bronze screen separates the chapel foyer from the interior, which is decorated with stained-glass windows portraying American unit insignia; behind the altar are flags of the principal Allied nations.

On either side of the chapel are memorial loggias. One panel of the west loggia contains a map of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Inscribed on the remaining panels of both loggias are Tablets of the Missing with 954 names, including those from the U.S. expedition to northern Russia in 1918-1919. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.

A renovated, 1,600-square-foot center visitor center reopened in November 2016. Through interpretive exhibits that incorporate personal stories, photographs, films, and interactive displays, visitors will gain a better understanding of the critical importance of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive as it fits into the Great War.

 

Dedicated:
Location: France
Burials:
14246
Missing in Action:
954
Acres:
130.50
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Cemetery Information

Visiting Hours

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty to answer questions.

Contact Us

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery/Cimetière Américain de Meuse-Argonne
Rue du Général Pershing
55110
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
France

Directions

GPS Coordinates: 49° 20' 3" N , 5° 5' 23" E

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery is located next to the village of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon in the Meuse region of Northeast France. The cemetery is 26 miles northwest of the city of Verdun. An alternative to GPS coordinates, users can input Rue de General Pershing in the city of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon.

Travel via Car
Travel by car from Paris is approximately 152 miles via toll highway A-4 and takes about three hours. Those traveling from Paris should use exit 29.1 near the village of Clermont-en-Argonne and then travel north via the small town of Varennes-en-Argonne. Once there, follow signs for the American Cemetery. If driving from Verdun travel via Consenvoye or Dun-sur-Meuse, and follow the signs for American Cemetery.

Travel via Train
Non-stop train (TGV) service from the Gare de l'Est train station in Paris to the Meuse-TGV train station near Verdun takes about one hour. A shuttle bus takes you from the train station to Verdun.

Travel via Airplane
Paris is about 155 miles from the cemetery.

Travel via Public Transportation
Public transportation to the cemetery is not available.

Lodging
Hotels are available in Verdun.

News & Events

Download this infographic to see where ABMC sites are located throughout the world.

During Memorial Day weekend ABMC sites will pay tribute to the more than 218,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries.

Experience the history of World War I, “The Great War,” through an interactive timeline and map.

During Memorial Day weekend ABMC sites paid tribute to the more than 218,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries.