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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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Join us for our popular Sips, Souls, and Strolls events! Enjoy a pleasant evening of light refreshments, beautiful surroundings, and a leisurely tour at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum.

From 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on May 13, 20, and 27, you can explore Steamboat life. During the Golden Age of River Steamboats, St. Louis was a great hub of activity. The river was the nation’s highway system and St. Louis was one of the most important ports in America. Captains, pilots, owners, and some unfortunate souls lost in a steamboat accident make up our tour. The river’s history runs right through St. Louis yet little is known of this era. Bellefontaine Cemetery volunteer guides will shed light on these stories during a one-hour walking tour.

Wine, beer, soft drinks, and light appetizers will be served. Walking terrain is mild with a mixture of hard and soft surfaces. Please wear appropriate outdoor walking attire. This is a rain or shine event except in the case of extreme lightning.

RSVP with a suggested donation of $10 per person (limit of 4 registrations per order). Proceeds cover our free community programs and services. Get your tickets today!

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Visit our calendar of events for additional spring tours and events!

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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!

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Bellefontaine in Bloom
10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Horticulture Tree Walk
2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Zoom Presentation: Photography
7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Giving to Bellefontaine Cemetery

Become a Friend of Bellefontaine Cemetery. To make a gift to the Friends of Bellefontaine, you can call Cara Crocker at 314-381-0750, or you can donate online in three ways:

On our website,
Using VENMO,
Using PayPal,