Overview

The World War I St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial in France, 40.5 acres in extent, contains the graves of 4,153 of our military dead. The majority of these died in the offensive that resulted in the reduction of the St. Mihiel salient that threatened Paris. The burial area is divided by Linden alignment trees and paths into four equal plots. At the center is a large sundial surmounted by an American eagle. To the west is a statue of a World War I soldier and at the eastern end is a semi-circular overlook dominated by a sculpture representing a victory vase. 

Beyond the burial area to the south is the white stone memorial consisting of a small chapel, a peristyle with a large rose-granite funeral urn at its center, and a map building. The chapel contains a beautiful mosaic portraying an angel sheathing his sword. On two walls of the museum are recorded the names of 284 of the missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. On the wall facing the door is a large map of inlaid marble depicting the St. Mihiel Offensive. 

Dedicated:
Location: France
Burials:
4153
Missing in Action:
284
Acres:
40.50
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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 in the visitor building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

Contact Us

St. Mihiel American Cemetery
Route de Verdun
54470
Thiaucourt
France

Directions

GPS Coordinates: 48° 57' 25" N , 5° 51' 11" E

St. Mihiel American Cemetery is situated at the west edge of Thiaucourt, France.

Travel via Car
The cemetery can be reached by automobile from Paris via Verdun and from Metz  via toll highway A-4 (E-50), exiting at Fresnes-en-Woëvre (Exit #32). At Fresnes-en-Woëvre, take D-904 in the direction of Pont-à-Mousson.

Travel via Train
There is direct rail service from Paris (Gare de l'Est) to Toul.

Travel via Airplane
Paris is approximately 190 miles from the cemetery.

Lodging
Hotels are available in Metz, Nancy and Pont-a-Mousson.


 

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