Bellefontaine Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri


Our grounds are open to the public year round. Visit on your own, come for a tour, or attend a special event.

Hours, Directions, and Visitor Etiquette

Visiting hours are 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. everyday of the year, including weekends and holidays. The cemetery office is open for inquiries daily until 4:30. Business hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment.

From I-70, take Exit 245B – West Florissant Avenue. Proceed northwest on West Florissant for 0.7 miles to the cemetery’s main entrance. It is on the right, just after Shreve and before Kingshighway. For specific directions, click here.

Bellefontaine Cemetery is a sacred place. Visitors are asked to behave in a quiet and reverent manner.

  • Remember that we are an active cemetery; please avoid disturbing a graveside or chapel service and family members that are visiting their loved ones.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Pets are welcomed but must be on a leash.
  • Firearms are prohibited with the exception of the Military Honor Guard and re-enactors.
  • Visitors and lot owners are requested to leave comments and inquiries at the cemetery office.
  • Soliciting within the cemetery is prohibited.


Bellefontaine has updated the tour offerings, which will go into effect November 1, 2012.

Free Public Tour

Free public tours will be held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 – 12:00.  The bus tour will be led by a docent.  Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Those interested must sign up no later than the Wednesday prior to the tour.

 Private Bus Tour

Private, docent-led bus tours can be arranged for $220.  The tour must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance.  Maximum of 25 people.

 Private Tour

A private docent-led tour without a bus can be scheduled for $50.  The tour can be a walking tour or car caravan.  The tour must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance.  Maximum of 25 people.

 Educational Organizations

Please contact the office for additional information for school groups.

Contact our staff to schedule your visit.


We have also developed a Speaker’s Bureau, with experts available, to discuss the cemetery’s history, architecture, horticulture, and about the many notable St. Louisans buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Speakers include Carol Ferring Shepley, author of the award-winning book, “Movers and Shakers, Scalawags and Suffragettes: Tales from Bellefontaine Cemetery.” Please contact us to inquire about arranging a speaking engagement.

Special Events Calendar

View our Events Calendar.

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