Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
At Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, we commemorate the service, achievements, and sacrifice of 10,000 American military service members and civilian volunteers who fought for freedom during World War II (WWII). This is one of 26 overseas American national shrines managed by American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), which is America's preeminent sentinel of memory. Come visit this pristine memorial near Cambridge, and learn of America's experience in the UK from 1942-1945. The visitor experience will reveal the true depths of our "Special Relationship."
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • 147jo
    Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    A fascinating place to visit. Many thanks to Susie for giving our group such a riveting introduction to the cemetery and the wider context of the American engagement in the Second World War. Her knowledge and passion enabled us to gain a much greater appreciation and understanding.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Kristina A
    Alexandria, Virginia26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see!
    My husband and I stopped briefly, thinking we would stay for 45 minutes. We could have spent at least 2 hours visiting. The Visitor Center is well appointed, contained beautifully produced short videos and featured photographs and stories paying tribute to the millions who died during WWII. The wall of those whose remains were never found is movingly done. We will definitely return and recommend the Memorial to anyone who is interested in WWII and/or wants to pay a tribute to those who died so many could be free.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • William N
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this memorial gem.
    This was an unexpected gem. We took the red tourist hop on and off bus and got off at stop #16 for the American cemetery. It was a beautiful site and well kept. The visitor center had a nice film and museum like account to those Americans who died to maintain our freedom. Nice tribute to those who died and we're never found, including Joseph Kennedy Jr. and Glenn Miller. Very Moving visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Redditchtraveller_10
    Redditch, United Kingdom180 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly Moving
    I did not realise how great the American involvement was in WW2. A beautiful thought provoking a peaceful location - which gives great food for thought . The visitor centre was both informative and very moving to read the real life tragedies . I came away both reflective , moved and grateful for all the support of thousands of Americans who gaved their lives so that we could enjoy peace . We should never forget them .
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 28, 2024
  • DLNY
    264 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So Tranquil & So Humbling
    My Wife had & I visited Madingley Cemetery & Memorial on Saturday 11th May with an included guided tour. We would recommend that you enter through the main entrance & not from the 'bottom car park, so that you do get the full WOW factor on entering...& it was a WOW for us!!.... What a place & somewhere that if you're in the area is a 'MUST DO'... So tranquil, peaceful & calming, but immeasurably Humbling to what these brave servicemen & women sacrificed for us all. My wife had pr-booked the tour as a suprise for myself & we'd certainly recommend this. Our 'tour guide' was the actual Superindent of this Fabulous site, the equally fabulous Angel(ex US Navy). He had previously held the same role at the the US site in Florence, Italy. He was simply amazing, having time to tell the story of Madingley but still having the time to listen & answer our own questions. We left feeling like we had made a 'new friend' Thankyou you Angel & Thankyou Madingley for a thought provoking experience. We will be back. Dave & Susie
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 14, 2024
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Tiberius James
Cambridge, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We visited the Cambridge American Cemetery last summer, it was easily reached by car from Cambridge City, it offered free parking and free admission.

The grounds are incredibly well kept and the Cemetery offers a beautiful backdrop landscape. There is a selection of indoor sections that visitors can go into. These offer stunning murals, historic stories and artefacts.

Overall it's a beautiful place of reflection and remembrance. The level of care, even now after so many years, is a real sign of respect and appreciation to those that gave their lives in the Second World War to defend Britain and Europe.
Written March 8, 2020
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rayraysworld
Warwick, UK1,926 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Impressive from the visit start to the end. Even the car park looks nice.

As soon as you enter the cemetery you are fully immersed. It's so beautiful and so quiet and you quickly have an understanding and appreciation of the importance of the American contribution.

It's kept immaculately and respectfully and I forgot about outside for a while.

Visit was definitely under an hour and that included a brief visit to the visitor centre which isn't shown on the map of the free information booklet but it's by the pedestrian entrance and the toilets which are near the flagpole with the USA flag proudly flying on it.

To see all the names with their role and the state they were from makes it even more sad. And there is more information in the visitor centre with video footage and photos of some who lost their lives as well as a timeline of significant events during the war years.

A place that made me think and appreciate and be thankful.
Written August 6, 2021
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK22,648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
You can see why this special place is rated so high on the list of things to see and do in Cambridge. 3,811 American war dead are actually buried here. The magnificent inscribed Wall of the Missing includes four representative statues of servicemen, sculpted by American artist Wheeler Williams. The wall records the names of 5,127 missing servicemen, most of whom died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe. I never get tired of coming here - the place is so carefully attended and you really do get the lasting impression of respect and dignity when you leave.
Written August 19, 2020
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Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK11,437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Monday 12th July 2021. Stunning cemetery, and very moving/humbling. Plenty of free car parking. There is an information centre detailing some of the histories of WW2 as a conflict and America's role in it inc the European Theatre that this cemetery commemorates as well as is the place of rest for thousands of American combatants. There is a memorial wall that covers 5,000 personnel that don't have graves and a chapel within which there are stunning mosaics representing different forces. The whole cemetery and memorial are amazingly well kept and peaceful providing many opportunities for reflection.
Written August 24, 2021
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Catherine T
Hull UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The cemetery is breathtakingly beautiful. It is immaculately kept and so tranquil. Row upon row of white headstones are complemented by a simple but perfect landscape. It is a perfect final resting place for these brave individuals who gave their lives in the ultimate sacrifice. You must visit if in the area.
Written August 20, 2021
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DLNY
sutton in ashfield264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My Wife had & I visited Madingley Cemetery & Memorial on Saturday 11th May with an included guided tour. We would recommend that you enter through the main entrance & not from the 'bottom car park, so that you do get the full WOW factor on entering...& it was a WOW for us!!.... What a place & somewhere that if you're in the area is a 'MUST DO'... So tranquil, peaceful & calming, but immeasurably Humbling to what these brave servicemen & women sacrificed for us all.
My wife had pr-booked the tour as a suprise for myself & we'd certainly recommend this. Our 'tour guide' was the actual Superindent of this Fabulous site, the equally fabulous Angel(ex US Navy). He had previously held the same role at the the US site in Florence, Italy. He was simply amazing, having time to tell the story of Madingley but still having the time to listen & answer our own questions. We left feeling like we had made a 'new friend'

Thankyou you Angel & Thankyou Madingley for a thought provoking experience. We will be back.
Dave & Susie
Written May 14, 2024
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Kristina A
Alexandria, VA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
My husband and I stopped briefly, thinking we would stay for 45 minutes. We could have spent at least 2 hours visiting. The Visitor Center is well appointed, contained beautifully produced short videos and featured photographs and stories paying tribute to the millions who died during WWII. The wall of those whose remains were never found is movingly done. We will definitely return and recommend the Memorial to anyone who is interested in WWII and/or wants to pay a tribute to those who died so many could be free.
Written September 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

147jo
Cambridgeshire, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
A fascinating place to visit. Many thanks to Susie for giving our group such a riveting introduction to the cemetery and the wider context of the American engagement in the Second World War. Her knowledge and passion enabled us to gain a much greater appreciation and understanding.
Written June 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

paulh612scag
Leighton Buzzard, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
The Americans have created an amazing place to reflect on all the brave serviceman who gave their lives for our freedom. The visitor centre is a must.
A very moving place and puts things into perspective that we really have nothing to complain about

Thank you so much
Written June 5, 2022
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Redditchtraveller_10
Redditch, UK180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I did not realise how great the American involvement was in WW2.
A beautiful thought provoking a peaceful location - which gives great food for thought .
The visitor centre was both informative and very moving to read the real life tragedies .
I came away both reflective , moved and grateful for all the support of thousands of Americans who gaved their lives so that we could enjoy peace .
We should never forget them .
Written March 28, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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