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Bellefontaine Cemetery

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Civil War Walking Tour

Words cannot describe how great this tour was. If you get a chance, go on this, or one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Wanda H
Mascoutah, Illinois
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Amazing History

An incredible history of St Louis lies within the walls of this cemetery, literally!! What an... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Robert E
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Bellefontaine is a historic, active cemetery & arboretum, with renowned architecture, a rich cultural history- and we're open everyday! Come visit us!
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4947 W Florissant Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63115-1496
+1 314-381-0750
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 November 2012

Don't travel alone, and go only during broadest daylight. It's a beautiful park, with some historical graves well worth seeing if you're into that kind of thing. The nearby streets have a lot of gang activity, however, so beware.

3  Thank SPetunia
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 April 2006

We visited the Bellefontaine Cemetery in the summer of '05. The directions in the vacation book we had were poor and we got lost in a questionable part of town. We came upon the cemetery's back side, and were leary of the gated entry into...More

9  Thank headinout
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Words cannot describe how great this tour was. If you get a chance, go on this, or one of the other ones offered! Donations accepted. VERY knowledgeable and professional docent! Learn your history in a lovely environment.

Thank Wanda H
Reviewed 17 September 2018

An incredible history of St Louis lies within the walls of this cemetery, literally!! What an amazing place of history and architecture. Check out their website for the many events and tours they have. A must if you are a history buff and or cemetery...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great art - great architecture - great history. Bellefontaine Cemetery is a great place to experience all of these. Stop in at the office. The staff is very helpful with maps and self guided tours of the cemetery with highlights and stories of the famous...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I've read many different reviews about cemeteries where the reviewers apologize for reviewing a cemetery and I disagree. Most cemeteries are beautifully maintained and look for the most part, like acres of gorgeous parkland . This cemetery is no different except that there a gorgeous...More

Thank carinabythelake2018
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We did the 3.5 mile self guided tour with map that takes you past all the captains of industry from the 19th century, civil War generals, fur traders and more. It is also a lovely arboretum and fascinating architecture.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We arrived to find my husband's 3X Grandfather...checked in at office. Given a map with the site of his grave marked for us. Painted lines around the roadway here is for guided tours to follow. We found the grave site & took pictures. After my...More

Thank apkh0828
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This cemetery & the one next to it are both fascinating! There are some pretty famous people buried in them! So take a drive & check it out. They offer tours too. We just enjoyed driving & walking around this very well kept & historical...More

1  Thank hoss4twa
Reviewed 4 February 2018

A registered botanical park and cemetery. History and Homage to all the greats and modest to Made the City. Lovely spaces, architecture and oh, the stories that are inscribed there!

Thank HeyJerry2011
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We made a reservation for a walking tour of the cemetery before we left for our trip to Missouri. We love genealogy and researching our family history. We also enjoy walking around old cemeteries even if we don't have ancestors buried there. There were at...More

1  Thank Bev01469
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We were there specifically to pay respects to William Clark. The cemetery is beautiful, and the route marked with the white line takes you by Mr. Clark's memorial. A lovely place.

Thank herestoadventures
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Response from Brenda G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you’re asking...there are special tours, but we just used a pamphlet provided and did a self guided tour.