During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inviting people to take self-guided tours through Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum.

You can drive through the cemetery along 14 miles of paved roadway, or tour our newly painted white line route from the comfort of your car. You can also walk through the cemetery and practice social distancing, keeping at least 6 feet apart from other people who may be visiting the cemetery at the same time. Dog walking is permitted, but please follow our leash laws and clean up after them. You may also ride a bike through the cemetery by yourself or with a friend. Safe social distancing is recommended for all cyclists, too.

We have maps in a box right outside of our main office door, which is located immediately on the right as you enter the cemetery gates at 4947 W. Florissant. You may tour Bellefontaine Cemetery from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Cemetery gates are locked promptly at 5:00 p.m.

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Author Talk: Amanda Hunyar, “St. Louis State Hospital: A 150-Year Journey Toward Hope”

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  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Venue: Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum

Bellefontaine Cemetery is honored to host an author talk on “St. Louis State Hospital: A 150-Year Journey Toward Hope.”  Author Amanda Hunyar will take you behind the scenes and through the history of the iconic building with a complex tale to tell. Once the third largest hospital in St. Louis, and a place of healing and hope for thousands, its stories from generations past are finally ready to be shared.

Amanda Hunya is the librarian and historian at St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (formerly St. Louis State Hospital).

Seating in Hostchkiss Chapel is limited. Reservations are required.

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