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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VIII Annual Historic Beer Barons Tour

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  • Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Cost: $40 – $65
  • Venue: Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum |
  • Organizer: Friends of Bellefontaine Cemetery
  • Phone: (314) 381-0750


Tickets are on sale now for our biggest event of the year! Join us for our eighth annual historic Beer Barons Tour on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2019.

The final resting places of many of the early St. Louis beer barons such as Uhrig, Lemp, Wainwright, Anheuser, Busch, and Griesedieck can be found at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. Their monuments speak of family fortunes won and lost, and how legacies intertwined as breweries merged, burned, closed, and re-opened.

Have a relaxing afternoon outdoors in Wildwood Valley Gardens with music, local beer and refreshments. Enjoy the stories of St. Louis’ Beer Heritage during the bus tours. Our staff horticulturists will also be giving tours of the beautiful Wildwood Valley Gardens.

We have two ticket levels, with prices starting at $40. Choose your preferred time for tours. This two-day event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets now: http://bit.ly/beer-barons-2019

Proceeds from the Beer Barons tour benefit the cemetery’s efforts in conservation, education, and community programming.

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