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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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.

Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest!

Enter our FREE photography contest in 2016. 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 Lecture schedule has been posted. We are excited to announce our new Remarkable Women of Cave Hill Tour with Steve Wiser, and many other great opportunities. RSVP today by calling 502.451.5630!