Hougoumont Farm and the Battle of Waterloo »


Hougoumont Farm is owned by the Intercommunale ‘Bataille de Waterloo 1815’, a consortium of local authorities.

The Intercommunale is restoring Hougoumont Farm in time for the Waterloo bicentenary in 2015 as a place of remembrance and reconciliation.

The aim of Project Hougoumont is to return the farmstead to its appearance after the battle, but without replacing any of the buildings that were destroyed or damaged and later demolished. Fortunately, the appearance of Hougoumont at that time is recorded in three sepia-wash drawings done on the spot by The Prince Regent’s Military Painter, Captain Denis Dighton, a few days after the battle.