Flags at headstones at North Africa American Cemetery for Memorial Day 2012.

North Africa American Cemetery

Overview

At the 27-acre North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Tunisia rest 2,841 of our military dead, their headstones set in straight lines subdivided into nine rectangular plots by wide paths, with decorative pools at their intersections. Along the southeast edge of the burial area, bordering the tree-lined terrace leading to the memorial is the Wall of the Missing. On this wall 3,724 names are engraved. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most honored here lost their lives in World War II in military activities ranging from North Africa to the Persian Gulf.

The chapel and the memorial court, which contain large maps in mosaic and ceramic depicting the operations and supply activities of American forces across Africa to the Persian Gulf, were designed to harmonize with local architecture. The chapel interior is decorated with polished marble, flags and sculpture.

Dedicated
1960
Location
Tunisia
Burials
2,841
Missing in Action
3,724
Acres
27.00

Cemetery Information

Visiting Hours

North Africa American Cemetery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cemetery is closed on weekends, and U.S. and Tunisian 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

North Africa American Cemetery
BP 346 Sidi Bou Said
2026
Tunis
Tunisia
tel Phone: 216 71 74 77 67

News and Events

President George H.W. Bush, who died on November 30, 2018, paid his respects at multiple ABMC cemeteries during the course of his lifetime.
During Memorial Day weekend 2019, ABMC sites throughout the world will pay tribute to the men and women honored overseas.
Throughout Veterans Day Weekend 2018 ABMC sites throughout the world will host ceremonies.
Due to severe weather conditions and storms, North Africa American Cemetery is closed until further notice.

North Africa American Cemetery

North Africa American Cemetary

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