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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News News

Update - January 25, 2016 - Cave Hill Cemetery is operating as usual. All gates are open to the public.

Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest!

Be sure to enter our FREE photography contest in 2016. The contest ends September 23, 2016. Check the News section on our website for the Rules and Regulations.

2016 Tours and Presentations

Our 2016 Tours and Presentations will be posted soon. Continue to check our website for details!