Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
At Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, we commemorate the service, achievements, and sacrifice of 10,000 American military service members and civilian volunteers who fought for freedom during World War II (WWII). This is one of 26 overseas American national shrines managed by American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), which is America's preeminent sentinel of memory. Come visit this pristine memorial near Cambridge, and learn of America's experience in the UK from 1942-1945. The visitor experience will reveal the true depths of our "Special Relationship."
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • 147jo
    Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    A fascinating place to visit. Many thanks to Susie for giving our group such a riveting introduction to the cemetery and the wider context of the American engagement in the Second World War. Her knowledge and passion enabled us to gain a much greater appreciation and understanding.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Kristina A
    Alexandria, Virginia26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see!
    My husband and I stopped briefly, thinking we would stay for 45 minutes. We could have spent at least 2 hours visiting. The Visitor Center is well appointed, contained beautifully produced short videos and featured photographs and stories paying tribute to the millions who died during WWII. The wall of those whose remains were never found is movingly done. We will definitely return and recommend the Memorial to anyone who is interested in WWII and/or wants to pay a tribute to those who died so many could be free.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • William N
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this memorial gem.
    This was an unexpected gem. We took the red tourist hop on and off bus and got off at stop #16 for the American cemetery. It was a beautiful site and well kept. The visitor center had a nice film and museum like account to those Americans who died to maintain our freedom. Nice tribute to those who died and we're never found, including Joseph Kennedy Jr. and Glenn Miller. Very Moving visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Redditchtraveller_10
    Redditch, United Kingdom180 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly Moving
    I did not realise how great the American involvement was in WW2. A beautiful thought provoking a peaceful location - which gives great food for thought . The visitor centre was both informative and very moving to read the real life tragedies . I came away both reflective , moved and grateful for all the support of thousands of Americans who gaved their lives so that we could enjoy peace . We should never forget them .
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2024
  • DLNY
    264 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So Tranquil & So Humbling
    My Wife had & I visited Madingley Cemetery & Memorial on Saturday 11th May with an included guided tour. We would recommend that you enter through the main entrance & not from the 'bottom car park, so that you do get the full WOW factor on entering...& it was a WOW for us!!.... What a place & somewhere that if you're in the area is a 'MUST DO'... So tranquil, peaceful & calming, but immeasurably Humbling to what these brave servicemen & women sacrificed for us all. My wife had pr-booked the tour as a suprise for myself & we'd certainly recommend this. Our 'tour guide' was the actual Superindent of this Fabulous site, the equally fabulous Angel(ex US Navy). He had previously held the same role at the the US site in Florence, Italy. He was simply amazing, having time to tell the story of Madingley but still having the time to listen & answer our own questions. We left feeling like we had made a 'new friend' Thankyou you Angel & Thankyou Madingley for a thought provoking experience. We will be back. Dave & Susie
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 May 2024
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sutton in ashfield264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My Wife had & I visited Madingley Cemetery & Memorial on Saturday 11th May with an included guided tour. We would recommend that you enter through the main entrance & not from the 'bottom car park, so that you do get the full WOW factor on entering...& it was a WOW for us!!.... What a place & somewhere that if you're in the area is a 'MUST DO'... So tranquil, peaceful & calming, but immeasurably Humbling to what these brave servicemen & women sacrificed for us all.
My wife had pr-booked the tour as a suprise for myself & we'd certainly recommend this. Our 'tour guide' was the actual Superindent of this Fabulous site, the equally fabulous Angel(ex US Navy). He had previously held the same role at the the US site in Florence, Italy. He was simply amazing, having time to tell the story of Madingley but still having the time to listen & answer our own questions. We left feeling like we had made a 'new friend'

Thankyou you Angel & Thankyou Madingley for a thought provoking experience. We will be back.
Dave & Susie
Written 14 May 2024
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Redditchtraveller_10
Redditch, UK180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I did not realise how great the American involvement was in WW2.
A beautiful thought provoking a peaceful location - which gives great food for thought .
The visitor centre was both informative and very moving to read the real life tragedies .
I came away both reflective , moved and grateful for all the support of thousands of Americans who gaved their lives so that we could enjoy peace .
We should never forget them .
Written 28 March 2024
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BandMa
Milnrow, UK1,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
So neat so clean and respectful. Well cared for.
Interesting vistors centre, told the story of so many heroes and heroines.
Well worth a visit.
Written 27 January 2024
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Such an interesting place, I didn't know many places like this existed in the UK, visited on a quiet winters afternoon, very peaceful.
Written 4 January 2024
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Roger B
Aberystwyth, UK297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
It was a very apt time of the year to visit a very special place. Parking is free as was entry. The grounds are so well maintained and I felt privileged to have visited the site.
Written 6 November 2023
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andrewbarnard53
Chester, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I'd been meaning to come here for years.

When you stand at the bottom of the site and look across all the white crosses; stand looking at the all of rememberance; or standing in the Chapel looking at the map. It's all very moving.
Written 1 October 2023
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William N
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was an unexpected gem. We took the red tourist hop on and off bus and got off at stop #16 for the American cemetery. It was a beautiful site and well kept. The visitor center had a nice film and museum like account to those Americans who died to maintain our freedom. Nice tribute to those who died and we're never found, including Joseph Kennedy Jr. and Glenn Miller. Very Moving visit.
Written 27 September 2023
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Kristina A
Alexandria, VA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
My husband and I stopped briefly, thinking we would stay for 45 minutes. We could have spent at least 2 hours visiting. The Visitor Center is well appointed, contained beautifully produced short videos and featured photographs and stories paying tribute to the millions who died during WWII. The wall of those whose remains were never found is movingly done. We will definitely return and recommend the Memorial to anyone who is interested in WWII and/or wants to pay a tribute to those who died so many could be free.
Written 8 September 2023
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Adrian S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A must visit. Thought provoking, quiet and serene. Immaculate grounds and friendly staff. Allow 2 hours to see the great little visitor centre and the Chapel.
Written 31 August 2023
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Richard H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Such a peaceful and tranquil place. The chapel is just amazing with the mosaic ceiling. The visitor centre was extremely informative and well worth a visit.
I was humbled by the beauty and sadness, at the same time.
Written 18 August 2023
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