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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What's new at Cave Hill Cemetery and the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation?

The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is participating in Brackets for Good


Help the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation achieve our mission of "Preserving the past for the future", as well as win the Brackets for Good challenge. Starting on February 27, 2015, we will be competing with 63 other Louisville non-profit organizations to see who can raise the most funds. The winning organization wins $10,000.00, in addition to the funds raised in the competition. Donate at the Brackets for Good website to help us win this competition.

If you have questions, please call the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation at 502-813-7761.


2015 Tour and Lecture series for Cave Hill Cemetery


The tour and lecture series, sponsored by the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation, has been posted to our website. Join us for one of our many programs, including our new beekeeping workshop. Call 502-451-5630 to register for any of these fantastic opportunities to learn more about historic Cave Hill Cemetery.