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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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

Historical Walking Tour with Steve Wiser- Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Broadway entrance - RSVP today by calling our office at 502-451-5630. Bring your out of town guests to see Cave Hill Cemetery in its splendor.

Civil War Walking Tour with Bryan Bush- Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Broadway entrance- RSVP by calling our office at 502-451-5630. Cost: $15 per person. All proceeds benefit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation.

Garden Tour with Cave Hill's Horticulturalist, Sarah Schaffner- Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Broadway entrance. Take a tour of our plant and tree collection and go behind the scenes with a visit to our greenhouse. Bring your plant questions too. RSVP today by calling our office at 502-451-5630. Cost: $15 per person. All proceeds benefit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation.

Twilight Tour of Cave Hill Cemetery- Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Broadway entrance. Enjoy a scenic drive through Cave Hill Cemetery during the evening hours and learn about the history of the cemetery, its residents, and much more... RSVP today by calling our office at 502-451-5630. Cost: $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. Space is limited on this tour.

Cave Hill Cemetery is partnering with Active Heroes on Saturday, May 16, 2015 for a "ruck march" that will pass through historic Cave Hill Cemetery. Active Heroes is dedicated to assisting veterans and raising awareness of veteran suicide. Check out our News link for more information on how you can join us in supporting Active Heroes during this great event.