Welcome to Cave Hill Cemetery

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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Cave Hill Cemetery Announces New President & CEO

Gwen MooneyMrs. Gwen Mooney, President & CEO of Cave Hill Cemetery

The Board of Managers is proud to introduce Mrs. Gwen M. Mooney as the new President & CEO of Cave Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Mooney was recently appointed after the retirement of longtime President & CEO, Lee Squires. Mrs. Mooney was President of Gwen Mooney Funeral Homes and Senior Officer of Spring Grove Cemetery prior to her appointment at Cave Hill Cemetery.

2015 Cave Hill Cemetery Programming & Upcoming Events

2015 Tour and Lecture Series for Cave Hill Cemetery

Please join us this year for one of our many programs that are a perfect fit for the entire family. Be sure to visit our guided tour page to see the dates and times for all of these events. To RSVP, please call our office at 502-451-5630.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Join Bryan Bush, Civil War Historian and Author, for his "Evening" Civil War Walking Tour. The tour starts at 5:15 p.m. at the Broadway entrance. Cost: $15 per person. All proceeds benefit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. RSVP by calling 502-451-5630.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Join Michael Veach, Kentucky's Official Bourbon Historian, for our Bourbon History Tour of Cave Hill Cemetery. The tour starts at 1:00 p.m. at the Broadway entrance. Cost: $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. RSVP by calling 502-451-5630.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Join Steve Wiser, Louisville Historian, Author, and Architect, for our Twilight Tour. The tour starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Broadway entrance. Cost: $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. RSVP by calling 502-451-5630.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Join Steve Wiser, Louisville Historian, Author, and Architect, for our Historical Walking Tour. The tour starts at 1:00 p.m. at the Broadway entrance. Cost: $15 per person. All proceeds benefit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. RSVP by calling 502-451-5630.

To see our full list of upcoming tours and presentations, please visit our Guided Tours page, http://www.cavehillheritagefoundation.org/tours_and_presentations/guided_tours/index.php