Montfaucon American Monument France

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Montfaucon American Monument
France
tel Phone: +33 (0)3 29 85 14 18

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

Visiting Hours

The inside of the Montfaucon American Monument is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October through April. It's also open on all school holidays in France. From May through September, the inside of Montfaucon is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Overview

The World War I Montfaucon American Monument is located seven miles south of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial and 20 miles northwest of Verdun, France.

It consists of a massive granite doric column, surmounted by a statue symbolic of liberty, which towers more than 200-feet above the war ruins of the former village. It commemorates the American victory during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during the period September 26, 1918 to November 11, 1918, when the American First Army forced the enemy to conduct a general retreat on this front.

On the walls of the foyer are an engraved map of the operations with a narrative and a special tribute to the American troops who served here. The observation platform on top of the memorial is reached by 234 steps and affords magnificent views of this battlefield.

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