Bellefontaine Cemetery Trolley Tour Offers Historical Frights

The cemetery is famous for its historical figures and elaborate tombs and mausoleums

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click to enlarge Statue in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Rosalind Early
Take a Trolley Tour of Bellefontaine Cemetery this weekend.

Tis the season to visit graveyards, and while a daytime tour of Bellefontaine Cemetery (4947 West Florissant Avenue, 314-381-0750, bellefontainecemetery.org) may not bring on scary chills, it will definitely offer a glimpse into the history of St. Louis.

The graveyard is famous for the important historical figures buried there, often in elaborate tombs and mausoleums. The Wainwright Tomb was drafted by a young Frank Lloyd Wright, who went on to become one of America's most famous architects.

Learn more about the cemetery and the luminary St. Louisans housed within at the Trolley Tour from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, October 25. Seating is limited, and participants should arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. Tickets are $5.

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Rosalind Early

Rosalind is the editor-in-chief of the Riverfront Times. She formerly worked for Washington University's alumni magazine and St. Louis Magazine. In 2018, she was selected as a Rising Leader of Color by the Theatre Communications Group. In 2014, she was selected as an Emerging Leader by FOCUS St. Louis. Her work...
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