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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Cocktails by the Lake & 2014 Views of Cave Hill Photo Contest & Tours of Cave Hill Cemetery

Cocktails by the Lake- October 7, 2014
Please join the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation for our second annual Cocktails by the Lake gathering on Tuesday, October 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will express appreciation for our supporters and celebrate the future preservation of Louisville's treasure, Cave Hill Cemetery. Please call Michael Higgs at 502.813.7761 today for more information. You must RSVP to attend. Bob Hill, owner of Hidden Hill Nursery and Sculpture Garden, will be our guest speaker. The event is casual, with motor coach tours and valet parking provided. Thank you to our sponsors, Brown-Forman and Old502 Winery.

2014 Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest The 2014 Views of Cave Hill Cemetery photography contest is drawing to a close very soon. Your entries can be dropped off to the Cave Hill Cemetery office or mailed. Contest ends September 26, 2014. 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. For more information contact J. Michael Higgs at 502.813.7761.

Tours...Thank you to everyone that has taken one of our tours or attended our very popular lectures this year. There are still opportunities to join us this year:

Historical Walking Tour...Sunday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. & Sunday, November 2 (NEW DATE) at 1:00 p.m. with Steve Wiser. Cost: $15 per person.

Twilight Tour...Saturday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. with Steve Wiser. Cost: $35 per person.

Civil War Walking Tour...Saturday, October 11 at 9:30 a.m. with Bryan Bush. Cost: $15 per person.

Art and Artists Tour...Sunday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. with Steve Wiser. Cost: $15 per person.

Bourbon History Tour...Sunday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. with Michael Veach and Michael Higgs. Cost: $35 per person. There are just a few seats left on this tour.