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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

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A very beautiful but haunting place considering the number of american dead and missing commemorated here

this is a beautiful memorial to those lost in WWll and has recently had a new visitor centre where... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Humbling but worthwhile

Visited the site with work and was given a great description of how the site and the other American... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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First established on December 7, 1943, this area of 30.5 acres was donated by the University of Cambridge to serve as a permanent Military Cemetery to honor those Americans who gave their lives during World War II.
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19 Cambridge Road | Madingley, Cambridge CB23 7PJ, England
+44 1954 210350
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Reviewed yesterday

this is a beautiful memorial to those lost in WWll and has recently had a new visitor centre where you can see the life stories of some of the missing, including President Kennedy's older brother lost on a 'secret mission'. The graves are beautifully kept...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 10beryl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the site with work and was given a great description of how the site and the other American cemetery’s came to be built. Absolutely a must to continue the support and to spread the stories of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JimGoodridge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While I am often saddened by graves or memorials because of what they represent I could not help by be blown away by this one. I'd suggest it is a must see in your visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rsara2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have meant to come here for years and recently on a walk round Madingley I came accross the entrance and ventured in. The visitors centre tells some moving tales of heroism and the role ofthe Americans in WWII, it's small but packed with information...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank z_harris
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Although the cemetery is outside of the usual tourist areas, the #4 bus goes directly there every 20 minutes, so it's easy to get to and back from--and it's not a bad bike ride, either. Entrance is free, there are extensive modern toilets, and there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SuzieH243, Interpretive Guide at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Although African-Americans volunteered in their droves, according to Bowman, the US armed forces had agreed, ‘that 10.6% of the total service personnel should be black. However, the AAFs took only 6.1% (145,327) at the peak (November 1943), and only 0.3% of the officers were non-white.’...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018

What a beautiful memorial to so many brave people. The whole atmosphere of this site is one of peace. The grave stones are immaculate as is the whole site. The chapel is stunning and the visitors centre is very informative and well worth a visit....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nmaidwell123
SuzieH243, Interpretive Guide at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

We are pleased that you found your visit to our site both informative and worthy. Next time you visit, ask us to take you one of our free tours. Just call to book one or email Cambridge@abmc.gov .

Reviewed 14 December 2018

An extraordinary commemoration of those who gave their lives in the North Atlantic and European air wars. Do visit the Visitors Center to learn the individual stories and see the video. Walk among the graves and reflect on how young they were, how brave they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas H N
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited the cemetery on our way to Lakenheath to visit my brother who is serving the the Air Force. We were greeted by the superintendent, Rich, whose passion for his job was evident upon first meeting. As we were traveling and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EiMaJayhawk
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

This has to be the most important place to visit in Cambridge. It is beautifully kept and very tranquil. Even though I was with my partner I felt I needed to walk round the site on my own. The chapel is just glorious and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EssexYvonne
Reviewed 19 November 2018

This is a very special place dedicated to american men and women that fell during WW2. Very peaceful and quiet despite being just off a very busy road. Best to start a the visitor centre to get a history of the place, then take a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christelle M
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18 September 2018|
Response from SuzieH243 | Property representative |
Yes. Every year the Memorial Day ceremony is on the same date as in the USA.
Jackie M
4 September 2018|
Response from SuzieH243 | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not generally allow dogs on site, only assist dogs. Our car park is in woodland and shaded, if that helps.
Ron B
12 August 2018|
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Response from SuzieH243 | Property representative |
Just to confirm, there is neither a gift shop, nor café. However, the 4000sq foot exhibition in the Visitor Centre is open throughout the year and warm in winter.