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Bellefontaine Cemetery

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Neighbourhood: Riverfront
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Address: 4947 W Florissant Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63115-1496
Phone Number: +1 314-381-0750
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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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you can't see this place in just one visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
J S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Thank J S
Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Tobaccopat
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Liz B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank lverdouw
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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Thank Karen S
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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Thank bellyd
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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Thank lifesavr65
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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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Thank ellenkay
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Enough of the bad jokes. Bellefontaine is like a wild life scantuary in many ways but it where many notable people are buried. Their wealth if reflected in the monuments left behind. Our daughter was married in the chapel there. Go when you aren't in mourning and enjoy the quiet where the architecture of death is combined with wealth. special... More 

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Thank PastorPrime
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Don't know how I've lived in STL for so long and never heard of this place! Great walk (3.14 miles if you follow white line) and great tour (Tom was our guide). I will be back for the walk alone!!

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