For generations, Bellefontaine Cemetery, located in St. Louis, has provided a tranquil, dignified setting in which to commemorate the lives of those who have shaped us, our families, and our city.
Today, we continue to provide extraordinary service and support to St. Louisans making important decisions about interment and memorialization, for themselves or their loved ones. Our non-profit mission, and open embrace of all races and religions, have helped establish us as St. Louis’ family cemetery.
Of course, as times have changed Bellefontaine has evolved as well, and offers both traditional and innovative options for our customers, ranging from old-fashioned burial to cremation and, coming soon, green burial.
Our 314 acres offer exceptional beauty in all seasons, with renowned memorial architecture and sculpture placed in an exquisite landscape of hills, valleys and river bluffs. With over 100 acres of undeveloped land, a commitment to preserve our landscape’s beauty and historic character, and a large endowment supporting us, Bellefontaine promises exemplary stewardship of our grounds, ensuring that the cemetery will always remain as lovely as it is today.
Bellefontaine is a place to mourn those we have loved, a place to find inspiration and a place to honor life. As a guardian of family and community heritage, Bellefontaine is today more committed than ever to protecting and celebrating the history of our grounds, our families, and the city we call home.
“A cemetery is a great picture gallery of the loved and honored dead.”
Dedication of Bellefontaine Cemetery, Professor Post May 15, 1850