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.
St. Mihiel American Cemetery
Route de Verdun
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.
Hotels are available in Metz, Nancy and Pont-a-Mousson.
News & Events
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.