The adventure begins with a drive to the William Clark Plot. Walking to the ideal way to observe the cemetery. It is easy to view monuments and take in the scenic view. After checking out William Clark’s family plot, we will visit the graves of three Civil War participants and an African American doctor who changed health care in St. Louis. Down the road, there are two suffragists. Across the street is the Hempstead family plot, which is the oldest in the cemetery. Hidden under some trees, we’ll discover a statue of a seven-year-old boy looking dapper in his knickers as well as an iron cross revealing the last name of Chouteau. By telling their stories and visiting their graves, we hope to keep their memories alive.
♦ Space is limited and reservations are required
♦ Walking terrain is mild with a mixture of hard and soft surfaces
♦ Please wear appropriate outdoor walking attire
♦ We ask that everyone arrive 15 to 20 minutes before tour time for a prompt departure
♦ This is a rain-or-shine event except in the case of extreme lightning
Tours are free, however, donations to the Friends of Bellefontaine Cemetery are gratefully accepted.
To make a gift to the Friends of Bellefontaine, email Joe Shields or call our office at 314-381-0750.
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