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Bellefontaine Cemetery

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Neighbourhood: Riverfront
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Address: 4947 W Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63115
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+1 314-381-0750
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08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
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Bellefontaine is a historic, active cemetery & arboretum, with renowned...

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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Beautiful landscapes and famous people galore

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Festus, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 desired, but the grounds themselves are fine and safe. Feel free to get out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 exciting. I've seen Tiffany windows from the inside of a mausoleum. I've learned the meaning... More 

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a botanical garden than a cemetery. During our private tour, we were escorted into two... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The master tour guide is incredibly knowledgeable, and can create a tour specific to your groups desire. An incredible amount of history and beautiful Missouri native foliage can be found. We attended the fall foliage tour a couple days ago and we are still talking about it!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This was a very unusual way to learn about the history of St. Louis. The walking tour was well conducted and interesting. One can learn a lot about an area from its cemeteries.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

First time visiting this St. Louis treasure and I was very impressed. So many historical figures buried here. Our guide was Tom and he was very knowledgable. We had a two hour tour with a lot of walking and along the way Tom told us stories about some of the "residents" of the cemetery. The landscape is amazing. I visited... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Yes, bring lunch and spend some time taking this cemetery in. There is so much to see here. There are self guided tours that you can get the paper/ map at the cemetery office or you can download an APP that guided you through the cemetery.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Just took our first tour, the Sunset Walk, with excellent guide Dan yesterday. Such amazing history; I know we only touched the tip of the iceberg! We will definitely be back and also have become "Friends" of Bellefontaine with a small donation so they can keep up the free tours and maintain this beautiful historic gem. There are all kinds... More 

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