I had a tour -- amazing architecture and fall color in this park-like setting. Nothing spooky about it, even close to Halloween.
I found the roads to be a bit confusing but after driving for a few minutes I managed to find my way around. This cemetery is peacefully beatiful and everything you would expect from a cemetery and while I had fun with some of the older markers that you couldnt read I could see how people would be more interested... More
My wife found out William Clark was buried in St Louis, so we made a point to visit his grave after we toured the Jefferson Memorial Expansion Bridge. It was very fitting to see his grave, and honor his accomplishments in our American history.
This is one of the older historic cemetarys in the St. Louis area. The grounds are park like though not manacured. The surrounding neighborhood is questionable. Unless one is visiting someone specific, spending ones time elsewhere may be a better option.
Being just a little ghoulish, we like to visit historic cemeteries when we travel, so when my son did a history project of Bellefontaine we went along and took the tour. Check the website for when they are offered. Very cool and they even have self guided tour books for $3 at the office. Just a word of caution, this... More
Stop at the entry and get a map of significant graves. White line on road makes navigating simple for the driver! Old trees and well maintained landscape makes for a happy place to visit.
Nicely maintained cemetery with much history and many stories. Those lying in rest include Lewis, of Lewis and Clark, the author of The Joy of Cooking and the founder of the Kindergarten movement. Helpful guide available at a small cost at the office. don't miss the lovely state champion elm on site.
If you are a history buff you will for sure enjoy a visit here. Do some research and get a guide book as many famous people are interned there. Civil War generals and gangsters and everything inbetween!
The Who's Who of St. Louis are buried in this cemetery, with the monuments to match. It is beautifully landscaped and well worth driving through.
This is one of those old cemetaries that is beautifully landscaped and full of great architecturally done mosoleums and tomb stones. My daughter was even told to go there and check out the doors of the mosoleums when she was studying architecture in college.
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