You are welcome to independently tour Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum! Bellefontaine Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bellefontaine Cemetery is also a Level II Accredited Arboretum and listed in the Morton Register of Arboreta. Our 314 acres are beautiful year-round.
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 bring your doggy bags! 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 outside of our main office door, which is located immediately on the right as you enter the cemetery gates at 4947 W. Florissant. Bellefontaine Cemetery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Cemetery gates are locked promptly at 5:00 p.m. Bring your camera and share your pictures on our Google, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages.
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You may have seen our new weekly posts on Facebook. One of our BCA volunteers, Maria, also volunteers with Stray Rescue of St. Louis There are many volunteer duties that directly help the dogs at Stray Rescue, including long walks for exercise, companionship, and cuddles. If you are interested in volunteering as a dog walker or in meeting any of the dogs we feature in our weekly Facebook posts, please contact Stray Rescue. https://www.strayrescue.org/.
During COVID-19, our public tours have been put on hold, but we hope to have them resume at a later date.
Bellefontaine offers a variety of public tours led by a Master Guide as well as private tours. If you would like to learn more about tours, events and other services offered at Bellefontaine, please provide your information and we will send you informational emails and keep you up to date on our latest news and events. You can also check our events calendar.
March through November Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum offers free bus/trolley tours. These tours take place on select Saturdays and you may register to attend by reviewing our events calendar. Tours are led by a Bellefontaine Master Guide.
We also offer free Master Guide led walking tours. The tour is a three-mile walk exploring the flora, fauna, and history of the cemetery. Reservations must be made in advance. Times and dates vary, so please see our events calendar for more details. .
Periodically throughout the year, we offer specialty tours such as Notable Women or the Civil War. Please see our events calendar for details on when these are offered.
Private bus tours, led by one of our Master Guides can be arranged for a fee between $180 and $250. The tour must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance, and there is a maximum of 25 people per tour. Cost is based upon whether a bus or trolley is reserved for a period of two hours. To schedule a tour, please contact our office at 314-402-3606 or email Dan Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bellefontaine offers private tours by foot, car, or caravan. These are also led by one of our Master Guides. Plans must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance. Tours can be customized to accommodate 4-25 people. To schedule a tour, please contact our office at 314-402-3606 or email Dan Fuller at email@example.com.