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Beer Barons Tour – Saturday
October 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm$35
Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into. – Don Marquis
The final resting places of many of the early St. Louis beer barons such as Uhrig, Lemp, Wainwright, Anheuser, Busch, and Griesedieck can be found at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. Their monuments speak of family fortunes won and lost, and how legacies intertwined as breweries merged, burned, closed, and re-opened.
Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum is honored to share these stories and many more at our Fifth Annual Beer Barons Tour. Enjoy a bus tour through beautiful Bellefontaine Cemetery as Master Guides recall the histories of these celebrated entrepreneurs. Have a relaxing afternoon outdoors in Wildwood Valley while tasting samples from local brewers and restaurants.
There are two ticket levels to choose from:
Taster’s Tickets are $35 and include beer and food samples, complimentary tasting glass, 20 minute trolley tour.
*You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.*
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We are starting to offer small, socially-distanced group tours but space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Sign up now if you are interested, but please keep your reservation(s) or cancel with enough notice as space is limited.
We are also offering some Zoom video conference presentations for those not comfortable leaving their homes. You do not have to have your camera turned on to see our presenter’s screen to watch the presentation.
We are also 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.