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Bellefontaine Cemetery

4947 W Florissant Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63115-1496
+1 314-381-0750
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History, Architecture and Art

We had driven through this cemetery our last trip to St Louis but didn’t have a map that time. We... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
jantalking
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Beautiful Cemetary

We arrived close to closing, so we just drove through. It's a beautiful setting. At the visitor's... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
michellecramer
,
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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!
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“buried here” (19 reviews)
“civil war” (12 reviews)
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4947 W Florissant Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63115-1496
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+1 314-381-0750
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

We had driven through this cemetery our last trip to St Louis but didn’t have a map that time. We decided to head back, get the map and see some of the famous graves. It really is easy to follow the map through the cemetery....More

1  Thank jantalking
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We arrived close to closing, so we just drove through. It's a beautiful setting. At the visitor's center, push the button and they will buzz you in. They have a free map you can get that shows the most famous burials. It was a nice...More

Thank michellecramer
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Beautifully kept. Make sure you pick up a map at the office. It was easy to walk round and very pleasant under the shady trees.

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This was a super stop for us on our little get away to St. Louis! The office provides different self guided tours, and you can drive around in your car and visit each grave. We saw unusual grave markers, historically interesting markers (like Clark of...More

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 28 February 2017

While visiting my son and his family, they decided to plan some sightseeing that they told their sons was a "Mystery tour". We were totally taken by the historical relevance of the place. Enter on West Florissant Ave. We stop at the office and got...More

Thank LenEvanston
Reviewed 22 February 2017

See Mausoleum Row, William Clark, William Bouroughs, Sara Teasdale, Adolphus Busch and so many soldiers from both sides of the Civil War. Amazing free driving tour, pick up at front office and other free tours listed on website. A must see for historians.

Thank jeansteck
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We got a guided tour, and it was absolutely wonderful. It is a nice car drive through, even without a guide, but knowing the stories behind some of the stones and monuments adds much to the experience. The neighborhood itself leaves a little to be...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I've been on multiple tours at this cemetery. Sometimes just with my wife, sometimes with the whole family. The guides have always been informed and entertaining, the insights into St Louis history very interesting, and the "behind the scenes" nature of some of the tours...More

1  Thank J S
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Bellefontaine Cemetery is the most pristine and well-maintained cemetery I've ever visited. Free guided tours are highly recommended, because there is so much history to learn and so many points of interest to visit. It's ponds, fountains, and beautiful landscaping make it seem more like...More

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 14 November 2016

What a fascinating place! Stop by the visitor's center and pick up a map for a tour of the various people buried here or for the location of special trees. The place is gorgeous and has some incredible mausoleums and gravestones.

Thank Liz B
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
I went for a special event. I believe there are tours because of its historical presence and famous inhabitants. but you will want to cll first
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