At over 170 years of age, Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum offers a unique blend of historical significance and horticultural diversity. From the tombs of beer barons to state champion trees, there are countless stories to be told.


Established in 1849, Bellefontaine played an important role in the early growth of St. Louis, and is the final resting place of many historical figures.

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Art & Architecture

Historic buildings, mausoleums, and monuments make Bellefontaine a compelling destination for any architecture enthusiast.

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Discover the magnificent trees and lovely gardens that grow in Bellefontaine’s 314-acre arboretum.

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Located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, Bellefontaine is a tranquil haven for local wildlife.

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Bellefontaine Cemetery. Voted #2 Best Hidden Gem. STLTODAY.COM 2018 GO! Awards.