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North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial

10 miles from the city of Tunis | 5 miles from its airport, Tunis, Tunisia
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Tunis
Type: Cemeteries
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This memorial is beautifully and lovingly maintained. The cemetery houses the remains of American soldiers who lost their lives in the WWII North African campaign (all too often forgotten). The names are inscribed along a wall, and there is a chapel as well as several fountains and a mosaic map of key battles in North Africa. There is a small... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Great place to come and get away for a bit. Very quiet, relaxing and beautiful. Friendly, helpful and respectful staff. Great memorial to those who paid the ultimate price in the defense of Freedom in North Africa.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

When you walk or drive into the main gate of the North Africa American Cemetery you believe you have been transported to America. The Memorial and cemetery is maintained to the high standard you would expect. There is helpful staff on duty - just ask. It is hard to believe that the men and women honored there have been there... More

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Tunis, Tunisia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is a great stop for historians. The cemetery reminded me of the Arlington cemetery in Virginia, as the white crosses commemorate the fallen American soldiers who fought in north Africa to stop German troops from invasion. There are 2840 crosses, and a Wall of Remembrance to the 3724 who were never found. There is also a great marble map... More

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Horsens, Denmark
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Peaceful.....strange, as it is a place created due to war. Inaugrated by Eisenhower, the visitor´s centre includes a Roman mosaic which was given to the then American ambassador. He had a hard time accepting this ancient monument and had a brilliant idea, giving it back, so to speak! By donating it to the cemetary, it remains a gift from Tunisia... More

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Stockholm
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I happened upon this cemetery almost by chance, and as an American, this place held special meaning to me. It is amazing how important the North African campaign was during World War II, and a shame how little I knew about it. My client drove me here as he was taking me around town, and we stopped in for a... More

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Los Angeles
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27 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

A military cemetery that looks basically like others, but it's very well-designed. I had a taxi driver take me to the various Carthage sites (they're very spread-out), and asked him to take me here too. We need to remember that America suffered almost 3000 losses in the North Africa campaign.

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

the cemetory is typical oppulent american cemetery but less impressive than in Normandie. Guide spoke English but knew absolutely nothing about the Tunisian or second world war history

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Inwood, West Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Very touching and very well maintained. I can not say enough about the way this is set up. Thank you to all that work to keep the Cemetery in tip top shape, you have done such a wonderful job. A nice tribute to the soldiers that fought in North Africa.

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