Register Now for Our Fall 5K & 10K!

Our fall race is back! Enjoy a 5K or 10K run through Missouri’s first—and the world’s 45th—Level III Arboretum while surrounded by incredible fall foliage.

Our rolling hills make this closed course a fun, and memorable experience as you walk or run through the Cemetery.

Learn more about our Coyote Crawl 5K and Head for the Hills 10K and register now for an in-person or virtual experience!

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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.


Halloween Reminder

As the Halloween season approaches, we at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum want to remind everyone that we do not host, or allow other organizations to conduct, any kinds of haunted, paranormal, or supernatural tour on our grounds at any time. Additionally, we ask that individuals and groups refrain from conducting “ghost hunts” or “paranormal investigations” at the Cemetery. As a private, active Cemetery with funeral services taking place multiple times a week, we feel these types of activities are inappropriate and not respectful of the families we serve. Any visitors not complying with this policy will be asked to leave the Cemetery immediately.

As a St. Louis cultural institution, we welcome visitors to the Cemetery for many reasons. Bus tours and large groups are invited to visit for tours led by one of our Master Guides, which can be scheduled by contacting the Cemetery office at 314-381-0750. Individuals and small groups are welcome for self-guided tours with maps available at the front office, walks, hikes, bird watching, leaf peeping, and simply enjoying the scenery of our beautiful historic Cemetery and ArbNet Level III Accredited Arboretum. We also offer a variety of scheduled tours and events, which can be reviewed on our Events page ( We hope to see you on the grounds for one of these fun activities very soon!


Over 170 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!

Trolley Tour
Tuesday, Sept. 5
10:00 a.m. until  12:00 p.m.

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Leaf Walk
Wednesday, Sept. 6
1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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Zoom Presentation: Firefighters
Wednesday, Sept. 6
7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

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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,