As the Halloween season approaches, we at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum want to remind everyone that we do not host, or allow other organizations to conduct, any kinds of haunted, paranormal, or supernatural tour on our grounds at any time. Additionally, we ask that individuals and groups refrain from conducting “ghost hunts” or “paranormal investigations” at the Cemetery. As a private, active Cemetery with funeral services taking place multiple times a week, we feel these types of activities are inappropriate and not respectful of the families we serve. Any visitors not complying with this policy will be asked to leave the Cemetery immediately.
As a St. Louis cultural institution, we welcome visitors to the Cemetery for many reasons. Bus tours and large groups are invited to visit for tours led by one of our Master Guides, which can be scheduled by contacting the Cemetery office at 314-381-0750. Individuals and small groups are welcome for self-guided tours with maps available at the front office, walks, hikes, bird watching, leaf peeping, and simply enjoying the scenery of our beautiful historic Cemetery and ArbNet Level III Accredited Arboretum. We also offer a variety of scheduled tours and events, which can be reviewed on our Events page (https://