Touchstones to our Past
*Adult In-Person Programs / Adult Art & Enrichment / Day Trips -
2021 Spring Catalog
Tour (mostly riding) the 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 many 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, Tennessee Williams, Dred Scott, and others. Learn about many burial customs and traditions. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Bissell Mansion. 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 Military Cemetery, one of the largest military cemeteries in the U.S. Over 150,000 service persons and their spouses are buried here, among the rolling hills and rows of white marble headstones. This trip is Activity Level 2 (see Acitivity Levels below).
Wednesday | May 12 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Check in at 8:30 a.m.)
Parkway Admin Building - meet in the parking lot.
No Refunds after April 12
$79 | Gold Card Program does not apply.
All tours are led by Linda Koenig from Gateway Tours and meet at the Parkway Admin Building at 455 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
Trip Activity Level Guide
This scale is a guide to indicate the approximate activity level of a trip. If you are unsure if a trip is right for you, please call or text us at 636-891-6644.
- Level 1 - Easy: Minimal walking required. Terrain is typically flat with no stairs or incline
- Level 2 - Moderate: Light walking required. Occasional incline and/or stairs and possible uneven terrain
- Level 3 - Active: Moderate walking required. Frequent incline and/or stairs and possible uneven terrain