Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center
D-Day and Battle of Normandy museums
The Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery Visitor Information Center was inaugurated on June 6, 2007 on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Normandy landings.
This “Visitor Center” is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), an independent agency of the United States government responsible for the maintenance of US military monuments and cemeteries located on or outside their national territory. This permanent exhibition presents both the objectives of the ABMC, the history of the engagement of the American American forces in Normandy and the portraits of soldiers buried in the cemetery.
These presentations are also intended to personify the stories of those Americans who fell for the liberation of France: the aim is to make the visitors aware that under each grave remains an individual story, with destinies sometimes crossed. It is also a response to visitors who could sometimes question the presence of the military corps under the white tombstones.
The entrance is free.
– Car park near the Visitor Center.
– Places available for coaches.