Beer Barons 11

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Eleventh Annual Historic Beer Barons Tour
Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2022 – 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The final resting places of many of the early St. Louis beer barons such as Uhrig, Lemp, Wainwright, Anheuser, Busch, and Griesedieck can be found at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. Their monuments speak of family fortunes won and lost, and how legacies intertwined as breweries merged, burned, closed, and re-opened.

Spend a relaxing afternoon outdoors near Wildwood Valley Gardens with music, local beer and wine samples, and refreshments. Enjoy a tour to learn about some of the early brewers that brought the beer industry to our country. Stroll at your leisure through Wildwood Valley Gardens or join a tour led by our horticulturists. Music will be provided by the Gaslight Squares and food will be provided by Beast BBQ.

Proceeds from the Beer Barons tour benefit the cemetery’s efforts in conservation, education, and community programming.


  • Wristbands are your ticket to the tasting tent. You can pick these up at the event check-in table. All tours are timed.
  • Taster Level ($50) wristbands include
    • Small tasting glass
    • Beer and wine sampling from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • One (1) meal ticket per guest (provided by Beast Craft BBQ)
    • 45-minute cemetery trolley tour
  • Barons Level ($100) wristbands include
    • Small tasting glass
    • Beer and wine sampling from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
    • One (1) meal ticket per guest (provided by Beast Craft BBQ
    • 60-minute guided trolley tour that includes access inside of the Lemp and Wainwright mausoleums
    • Beer Barons logo T-shirt and a can cooler with Bellefontaine’s Logo*

* Merchandise will be shipped and may not arrive until after the event.



  • Groups of larger than 8 should contact our office for accommodation, 314-880-8584
  • Pets are not allowed at this event.
  • All attendees must be 21 or over.


This event is from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. You can arrive any time during the event to sample beverages for the duration of the event!


Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum
4947 W. Florissant Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63115

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Special Needs Accommodations
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
Accepts Donations
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Required
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash