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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Decoration Day 1904-1918: In with the Fair, Out with the War

Jun4
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  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Bellefontaine Cemetery
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From left to right: Mayor Rolla Wells, Frank D. Hershberg, Florence Hayward, David R. Francis, Archbishop John J. Glennon, and Vatican Commissioner Signor Coquitti posing at the opening of the Vatican Exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Expedition.

From left to right: Mayor Rolla Wells, Frank D. Hershberg, Florence Hayward, David R. Francis, Archbishop John J. Glennon, and Vatican Commissioner Signor Coquitti posing at the opening of the Vatican Exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Expedition.

Bellefontaine Cemetery will host its second annual Decoration Day event on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. This large-scale living history event will explore a 14 year period, beginning with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (otherwise known as the 1904 World’s Fair), and will feature reenactors from other historical events taking place up until the close of World War I in November of 1918.

Living history provides a ‘first-hand’ account of the lives of people associated with historical events. This Decoration Day event will be attended by suffragists, doughboys, movers and shakers of the World’s Fair, important figures from the Missouri Botanical Garden, and vintage automobiles and horse-drawn carriages of the time period.

Event Schedule
10:00 AM – Event opens to the public, with opening remarks
12:00 PM – Louisiana Purchase Exposition Parade
2:00 PM – Suffragist Parade
3:30 PM – Procession for the Fallen – Alexander Skinker

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GO_PD_yellowDecoration Day Handout 2016

 

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