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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Thank You, Louisville!

On behalf of the Board of Managers of Cave Hill Cemetery, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who made Give Local Louisville and Cocktails by the Lake supreme successes. We are looking forward to next year! Check our Facebook page for photos and updates!


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.

Twilight Wagon Tour

Join us on Saturday, October 10, 2015* for our Twilight Tour with Steve Wiser, Louisville architect and historian, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Learn about our many well-known residents, see our wonderful collection of Victorian art, and much more on this journey through time.

*October tour is 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Civil War Walking Tour

Join Bryan Bush this Saturday, October 10, 2015, for our Civil War Walking Tour! Join Bryan at 9:00 a.m. as he discovers the many Civil War gravesites in the cemetery. RSVP today by calling 502.451.5630.

Historical Walking Tours

Join Steve Wiser on Sunday, November 1, 2015 four our Historical Walking Tour through the Victorian sections of the cemetery. Steve will tell the stories of our residents and much more on this great tour.

Art & Artists Tour

Join Steve Wiser on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. as we discover the many artists and art that make Cave Hill Cemetery on the 7 Wonders of Louisville. Cost: $15 per person.


Beekeeping Lecture

Have an interest in beepkeeping? Did you know that Cave Hill Cemetery has its own bee hives?

Join Rodolfo Bernal, local beekeeping expert, on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., in the Cave Hill Chapel to learn the basics of beekeeping. He will provide an interactive lecture and Q & A session on this popular hobby!

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