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Bellefontaine Cemetery

4947 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63115, USA

In spite of many changes, the cemetery as it is today continues to reflect the original design of Almerin Hotchkiss. While the cemetery's 138 acres have grown to 314, Bellefontaine's 14 miles of curved roadways still afford beautiful views of the landscape, including thousands of shrubs and trees and hundreds of works of art, as well as a newly constructed lakeside garden and columbarium and newly restored Hotchkiss Chapel. Bellefontaine has become an outdoor museum, containing fine sculptures and memorial art, providing a splendid catalog of styles and reflecting the changing tastes of our culture. With 87,000 interments, it is also the final resting place of men and women whose lives have contributed conspicuously to the westward expansion of our country. A visit to their graves gives us a keener appreciation of our national heritage, connecting past, present, and future generations.

 

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Directions

From I-70, take Exit 245B – West Florissant Avenue. Proceed northwest on West Florissant for 0.7 miles to the cemetery’s main entrance. It is on the right, just after Shreve and before Kings highway.

Visitor Services

Public Restrooms, handicap accessible; school group tours, private tours, and private bus tours available by appointment.

Regular Events

Free docent led, public tours - second Saturday of each month, 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Available Interpretation

Self-guided tours available in the office. A Civil War map is available with 51 burial sites that are marked with a numbered disk, including such notables as Major General Sterling Price, Major General Francis Blair, Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark and Major General John Pope. Speaker's Bureau lecture series is also available.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free

Hours

Daily: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM.

Phone

314-381-0750

Website

http://www.bellefontainecemetery.org »

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