During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inviting people to take self-guided tours through Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum.

You can drive through the cemetery along 14 miles of paved roadway, or tour our newly painted white line route from the comfort of your car. You can also walk through the cemetery and practice social distancing, keeping at least 6 feet apart from other people who may be visiting the cemetery at the same time. Dog walking is permitted, but please follow our leash laws and clean up after them. You may also ride a bike through the cemetery by yourself or with a friend. Safe social distancing is recommended for all cyclists, too.

We have maps in a box right outside of our main office door, which is located immediately on the right as you enter the cemetery gates at 4947 W. Florissant. You may tour Bellefontaine Cemetery from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Cemetery gates are locked promptly at 5:00 p.m.

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Autumnal Equinox at the Severson Monument

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William Conrad Severson, an internationally renowned sculptor, designed a modern granite obelisk to memorialize himself and his wife. What makes this monument so unique is that during the fall and spring Equinox, at Solar Noon, the obelisk acts as a sundial, casting a cross of light on the ground.

Join us September 22 to watch the phenomenon of this uniquely crafted memorial.

Gathering at 12:30 and informal discussion about the Severson.  Solar noon occurs at 12:53:11 pm.


TODAY: 2020-11-28 21:57
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