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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Mausoleum Walking Tour I (A.M.)

Nov7
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Located on the 314 acres of Bellefontaine Cemetery are over 100 Mausoleums. As St. Louisans had grand homes throughout the city, they also had grand mausoleums on the grounds of Bellefontaine. This tour focuses on the history, iconography, and architecture of these grand structures. Explore these ‘Forever Homes’ with two guides who will share stories of the family and the structures.

  • Tour capacity is limited, and reservations are required.
  • Tour will cover about 2 miles across moderate terrain over both pavement and grass.
  • Please wear appropriate walking attire.
  • Please arrive between 15 to 20 minutes before tour time for a prompt departure.

Tours are free, however, donations to the Friends of Bellefontaine Cemetery are gratefully accepted. Make a gift by clicking here.

 

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