The 200 ft stone column rises high above the landscape.

Montfaucon American Monument

Overview

The World War I Montfaucon American Monument is located seven miles south of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial and 20 miles northwest of Verdun, France.

It consists of a massive granite doric column, surmounted by a statue symbolic of liberty, which towers more than 200-feet above the war ruins of the former village. It commemorates the American victory during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during the period September 26, 1918 to November 11, 1918, when the American First Army forced the enemy to conduct a general retreat on this front.

On the walls of the foyer are an engraved map of the operations with a narrative and a special tribute to the American troops who served here. The observation platform on top of the memorial is reached by 234 steps and affords magnificent views of this battlefield.

Dedicated
1937
Location
France

Cemetery Information

Visiting Hours

The inside of the Montfaucon American Monument is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October and November; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March and April; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May through September.

Contact Us

Montfaucon Monument is managed and maintained by staff at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. Please direct queries about Montfaucon to the cemetery.

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
Rue du Général Pershing
55110
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
France
tel +33 (0)3 29 85 14 18

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Montfaucon American Monument Dedication in 1937

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