Join Us for Our 2024 Spring Run/Walk!

If walking and running are on your list of resolutions for this new year, consider joining us for our 2024 Fox Trot 5K & Kit Crawl 10K. This event is a nod to our resident foxes who—according to some Native American Traditions—represent the spirit of one’s ancestors when seen on a burial ground.

Enjoy a 5K or 10K walk or run through Missouri’s first—and the world’s 44th—Level III Arboretum during the emergence of spring. The rolling hills of Bellefontaine’s 314 acres will allow a greater appreciation of the 87,000 lives commemorated on the grounds of the oldest Garden Cemetery west of the Mississippi.

The race will be held at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Virtual options are also available. Get a head start on keeping your resolutions and sign up today!

Proceeds from the race support the Friends of Bellefontaine and benefit the Cemetery’s community support programs like Angels Rest, historic preservation, and educational tours.

Giving To Bellefontaine Cemetery

Become a Friend of Bellefontaine Cemetery. To make a gift to the Friends of Bellefontaine, you can call Joe Shields at 314-381-0750, or you can donate online in three ways:
On our website,
Using PayPal,


175 Years of History

Green Burial

Green burial is an affordable and
environmentally friendly natural burial
option utilizing a biodegradable container
with no embalming, metal caskets,
and burial vaults.
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Traditional Burial

From multi-grave private lots to single plots, our affordable traditional burial options ensure you will find the final resting place appropriate
to your needs.
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Flameless Cremation

Flameless cremation is a gentle & environmentally-friendly process that accelerates the natural breakdown of the body, creating clean mineral bone ash for inurnment or burial.
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Green Burial

Niches For Cremation

Our indoor, elegant Hotchkiss Chapel
Columbarium features wooden and
glass-front niches. Our breathtaking
Lakeside columbarium features
niches on the outside walls.
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Burial Search

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Membership & Giving

A variety of giving levels and benefits are available for your generous donations.
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Floral Tributes & Lot Care

A place of interment provides a place of remembrance and serenity for family and friends — a place to honor those we love. Bellefontaine offers several options for honoring your loved one through lot maintenance and beautification.
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Upcoming Events

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   Upcoming Events

      Join us for one or all of our events!

Black History Zoom Presentation
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Trolley Tour
Tuesday March 5
Springtime History Walking Tour
Wednesday, March 6