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


Join us for "The Past, Present, & Future of Cave Hill Cemetery: Louisville's Landmark" at the Louisville Free Public Library SW Branch 9725 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40272 on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Michael Higgs will feature the history of Louisville's most historic cemetery in a great PowerPoint presentation.

Our first Twilight Tour is Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Join Michael Higgs for a historical tour that evening, as we discuss the history of the cemetery, notable monuments, plants, trees, and much more... RSVP by calling our office at 502-451-5630. Cost: $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation.

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.