Bus Tour: Touchstones To Our Past
Start Time:9:00 AM
End Time:4:00 PM
Phone:636-939-2386, ext. 1400
Tour (mostly riding) beautiful Bellefontaine Cemetery. Established in 1849, the cemetery sprawls over 327 acres in north St. Louis. See the gravesites of William Clark, Adolphus Busch, Thomas Hart Benton and other notables. Admire the large family mausoleums, learn the history of the rural garden cemetery movement and hear lots of interesting stories. Tour (mostly riding) the 1857 magnificently landscaped Calvary Cemetery. Visit the gravesites of William Tecumseh Sherman, Adolphus Busch, Tennessee Williams, Dred Scott and others. Learn about many burial customs and traditions.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Bissell Mansion. Your entree choice of fish, turkey or chicken, with vegetables, potatoes, bread, dessert and beverage. Enjoy yet another rural garden cemetery, New Mount Sinai, the largest Jewish cemetery in the region. See the large family mausoleums of the St. Louis department store magnates and learn about Jewish burial customs and traditions. Tour Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, one of the largest military cemeteries in the United States. Over 150,000 servicemen and their spouses are buried among the rolling hills and rows of white marble headstones.