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.
St. Louis, Missouri | This museum's exploration of the personal life of General Grant provides the context for understanding his military leadership as Union general during the Civil War and his subsequent presidency.
St. Louis, Missouri | At various different times during the Civil War, these historic barracks were used by both the Confederates and Federal armies, and in 1866 a national cemetery was established there.