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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Stewardship Challenge...2014 Views of Cave Hill Photo Contest...Tours of Cave Hill Cemetery

Are you a steward of the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation? Be sure to visit our secure on-line donations page to make your contribution to the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation today.

2014 Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest Start collecting your photographs of Cave Hill Cemetery today for the 2014 Views of Cave Hill Cemetery photo contest. This is a FREE contest that is open to all ages. Rules and regulations, as well as the contest entry form, is available in the NEWS section of the website. Contest ends September 26, 2014. For more information contact J. Michael Higgs at 502.813.7761.

Tours...The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is excited to announce its 2014 tour and lecture schedule. Be sure to check out our tour page to learn more about the upcoming variety of tours and lectures. There are two new interactive bourbon tours, an evening Civil War Walking Tour, and four new lectures being offered at the St. Matthews and Crescent Hill branches of the Louisville Free Public Library. Call us today for more information at 502.451.5630.