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.
North Africa American Cemetery
BP 346 Sidi Bou Said
Street Address: 553 Rue Roosevelt, 2016 Carthage, Tunisia
North Africa American Cemetery is located in close proximity to the site of the ancient city of Carthage, Tunisia, destroyed by the Romans in 146 B.C., and lies over part of the site of Roman Carthage. It is near the present town of the same name, 10 miles from the city of Tunis and five miles from its airport.
Travel via Train
The Tunis-Goulette-Marsa railway (TGM) connects downtown Tunis (Tunis Marine terminal – GPS: 36.800606, 10.191181) to La Marsa. The stop for the cemetery is the Carthage-Amilcar station (GPS: 36.866615, 10.337514). The ride from downtown is about 30 minutes and tickets are available at the station ticket booths. From the Carthage-Amilcar station it is a 700-meter safe walk to the cemetery main entrance on Rue Roosevelt (GPS: 36.864580, 10.331741).
Travel via Airplane
The Tunis-Carthage International Airport (TUN) is approximately nine miles from the cemetery.
Travel via Public Transportation
Taxis are available in Tunis and from the airport.
Hotels are available in Tunis as well as in the vicinity of the cemetery at Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, La Marsa and Gammarth.
News & Events
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Plan a visit to an ABMC site on Veterans Day to honor the fallen. Ceremonies are planned in France, England, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Philippines, and the Netherlands.