Help Protect the Legacy

The purpose of the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is to secure funding for the long-term preservation of this unique cemetery.

  • December 1 - January 31: Natural and Artificial Decorations are Permitted in Cave Hill Cemetery
  • 2017 Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest Begins

Please visit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation website for more details on upcoming tours and lectures, or call 502.451.5630.

Latest News and Updates

  • The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation Needs Volunteers

    Do you enjoy history? Would you like to help us with special events? How about basic office help? How about genealogy research? Photography? If you have talent, we have a spot for you.

    Call Michael Higgs, Foundation Manager, Cave Hill Heritage Foundation, at 502.813.7761 for more information.

  • Congratulations to the Winners of the Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest

    Congratulations to our 2016 Winners! Sarah Schaffner (Louisville, KY); Millie Farmer (Louisville, KY); Christopher Padgett (Louisville, KY); Julianna Leach (Morehead, KY); Howard Keesy (New Haven, KY); Steve Aubin (Louisville, KY); Sonya Tucker (Louisville, KY); Nick Smallwood (Mt. Washington, KY)

    Photos will posted to our website and Facebook soon!

  • Cocktails on the Lawn

    Thank you to those that attended Cocktails on the Lawn on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. We had a spectacular group of nearly 500 attendees. Be sure to check our Facebook page for event photos!

  • Download the Cave Hill Cemetery App

    Cave Hill Cemetery is pleased to announce that we have a FREE app available for download in the iPhone and Android App Stores. Simply search for "Cave Hill Cemetery" and download the app to search for grave sites, view memorial pages, or take virtual tours of the cemetery.

  • Kroger Community Rewards

    Did you know that you can help the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation simply by swiping your Kroger Plus Card? Simply visit to sign-in/register your Kroger Card today. Click "Enroll Now" and enter our Kroger NPO #43424. Click on Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. Click "Confirm" to complete the process! If you have questions about this program, please do not hesitate to call our Foundation office at 502-813-7761.

  • Christmas Wreaths from Cave Hill Cemetery

    Call our office today, at 502-451-5630, to pre-order your Christmas Wreath. They are only $40, which includes placement and removal by our staff.

  • 2017 Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest

    The 2017 Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest offically begins on January 1st. But, start collecting your favorite scenes of Cave Hill Cemetery for our FREE contest that will end on September 22, 2017. 

    New this year- Only digital submissions will be accepted for this year's contest! You can find the Rules and Regulations and the official contest Entry Form by clicking on the links provided.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation at 502-813-7761.

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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