Beer Barons 2024



Barons of Beer & Distilling, Chapters III and IV

We’re celebrating 175 years of St. Louis beer brewing and distilling history with four different events throughout the year! Step back in time with us as we celebrate our resident beer barons with walking tours through the Cemetery, great food, music, and samples of beer, spirits, and wine. Engage with experts from local breweries and distilleries about techniques of their trades and gain a deeper appreciation of their time-honored craft.

Each chapter will unlock fascinating stories of barons of beer and distilling while you immerse yourself in the amazing surroundings of this historic Cemetery and Arboretum. Barons such as Otto Stifel, Tony Faust, John Endres, Eberhard Anheuser and Adolphus Busch, David Nicholson, and Samuel McCartney are just a few we will be featuring through the now three-chapter story.

If there is severe weather, this event could get canceled or rescheduled.

Tickets are $30 per person per event. Buy tickets now!

Artist in Residence 2nd Installation - Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum

Artist in Residence: Second Installation 6/29

Calling all art enthusiasts, aspiring artists, and anyone looking to add a touch of beauty to their day!

Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum’s Artist in Residence, Charles Turnell, will unveil his second installation of art on Saturday, June 29, at the historic Hotchkiss Chapel, located on the Cemetery grounds. Charles will showcase his work and offer two presentations throughout the day.

Presentation Times:

  • Morning Session: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presentation from Charles at 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. REGISTER HERE
  • Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Presentation from Charles at 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. REGISTER HERE

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with Charles and learn about his creative process and the inspiration behind his second art installation! Please contact Joe Shields, Director of Development, in our office at 314-381-0750. or via email for questions about this event, and we hope to see you there!

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,
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175 Years of History

Green Burial

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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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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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Sunset Strolls Mausoleum Tours Trolley-Tours-Bellefontaine-Cemetery-and-Arboretum
Sunset Stroll
Thursday, June 27
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Mausoleum Tours
Saturday, July 6
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Trolley Tour
Tuesday, July 9
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.