Welcome to the website of the brand-new 101st Airborne museum Le Mess in Bastogne - Belgium.
The museum and its fantastic historical building will give you a great impression of the Battle of the Bulge.
Window displays with amazing lifelike scenes and mannequins will take you back to the cold winter
1944-1945 when the battle took place.

First you walk around and see what soldiers and locals did during this terrible war.

Then as a final you visit the basement with more dioramas and little items, but also with a hospital.

You see the caretaking for several wounded soldiers, and a burned motorcyclist is accompanied inside.

Behind a door you will find a bombingsexperience in a hiding shelter, together with a family.

You will hear, see and feel the loud sound they heard during wartime.


The museum is lokated in the city center of Bastogne, nearby the tank on the main square (350 mtr)
and is definately worth a visit.

You can park your car for free in the street the museum is located.
Hope to see you at the museum!

News and events


Saturday december 13th 2014 from 10am to 5pm

Ian Gardner plus special quests

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On Sunday 07 september 2014 Helen Patton, the granddaughter of General Patton will be in the museum from 10.00 till 17.00.

She is the publisher of "Portraits of Service" and will sign books for visitors.

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paul cassavechia - 2014-11-17 19:49:16
I am researching my 92 yr old Dad's role in WWII. He served in ETO with 1259 Engineer Combat Battalion based at Camp Lucky Strike attached to US Army XVIII Airborne Corps. As the war ended his unit was assigned to Oise Intermediate Section, ETO Hdqts USA. What does Oise Intermediate Section mean? Merci (the 125j9th thanks Patton's 3rd Army for clearing out the Lucky Strike sector and surrounding V-1 Nazi rocket emplacements that rained on London)

Doug Cacciola - 2014-11-15 03:56:15
I thoroughly enjoyed looking through the website and have added the museum to the itinerary for my next trip. My father served in the CBI theater so I heard stories about India and Burma when I was young. In later life I've been drawn to exploring the ETO and the Airborne's role in it. With each story I hear and every new fact uncovered I become more awe struck at the sacrifices the Greatest Generation made. God blessed us with the Airborne! My thoughts and prayers are with all who served. Thank you. "Currahee!"