Help Protect the Legacy

The purpose of the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is to secure funding for the long-term preservation of this unique cemetery.

  • Beekeeping Lecture at Cave Hill Cemetery
  • Twilight “Wagon” Tour
  • NEW TOUR - Remarkable Women of Cave Hill Tour
  • Civil War Historical Walking Tour
  • Twilight “Wagon” Tour
  • Historical Walking Tour

Please visit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation website for more details on upcoming tours and lectures, or call 502.451.5630.

Latest News and Updates

  • The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation Needs Volunteers

    Do you enjoy history? Would you like to help us with special events? How about basic office help? How about genealogy research? Photography? If you have talent, we have a spot for you.

    Call Michael Higgs, Foundation Manager, Cave Hill Heritage Foundation, at 502.813.7761 for more information.

  • Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest!

    Enter our FREE photography contest in 2016. Contest ends September 23, 2016. Check the News section on our website for the Rules and Regulations.

  • 2016 Tours and Presentations

    We have only several tours remaining for 2016! Be sure to sign up for one of these great opportunities to learn about Cave Hill Cemetery, its residents, and the history of our region! RSVP by calling our office at 502.451.5630.



  • Cocktails on the Lawn

    Thank you to those that attended Cocktails on the Lawn on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. We had a spectacular group of nearly 500 attendees. Be sure to check our Facebook page for event photos!

  • Download the Cave Hill Cemetery App

    Cave Hill Cemetery is pleased to announce that we have a FREE app available for download in the iPhone and Android App Stores. Simply search for "Cave Hill Cemetery" and download the app to search for grave sites, view memorial pages, or take virtual tours of the cemetery.

  • Kroger Community Rewards

    Did you know that you can help the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation simply by swiping your Kroger Plus Card? Simply visit to sign-in/register your Kroger Card today. Click "Enroll Now" and enter our Kroger NPO #43424. Click on Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. Click "Confirm" to complete the process! If you have questions about this program, please do not hesitate to call our Foundation office at 502-813-7761.

  • Beekeeping Lecture - Saturday, October 8, 2016

    If you’ve entertained thoughts about keeping bees, join us for a beginner’s beekeeping class on Oct. 8 from 10am to noon at the Cave Hill Board Room. Our resident beekeeping expert, Rodolfo Bernal, will present the ABCs of essential beekeeping, show needed basic equipment, and will have a living observation hive for you to see bees hard at work. We also will have a very special guest speaker, State Apiarist Tammy Horn-Potter who will give an introduction to pollinators, and will be available to answer your questions. 

    RSVP by calling 502-451-5630. $10 per person.

Chartered by the General Assembly of Kentucky on February 5, 1848 for the purpose of operating a rural cemetery. Cave Hill was dedicated in July of that year and the transition of Cave Hill Farm into a beautiful and historic cemetery began.

Like any pioneer, when William Johnston decided to build a brick house in the countryside of the fledging town of Louisville, he first searched for a good spring. He found one that helped feed Beargrass Creek, emanating from a large cave that kept it well protected.

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