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.


News News

Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest Winners; Fall Newsletter Now Available; Cave Hill Cemetery Receives Official Arboretum Status

On behalf of the Board of Managers of Cave Hill Cemetery, thank you to those who participated in the Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Contest, attended Cocktails by the Lake, or took part in one of our many programs this year! Your support helps us, "Preserve the past for the future."


Calendars are NOW available! Get your's today by coming to the Cave Hill Cemetery office or calling 502.451.5630. They are only $10 each. (+ $5 if shipped).

Fall Newsletter Now Available

Our Fall newsletter is now available! Check it out in the News section of our website.

Views of Cave Hill Cemetery Photograph Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2014 Views of Cave Hill Photography Contest: Eddie Relick, Bloomington, IN; Dara Cross, Louisville, KY; Anita Finley, Louisville, KY; George Jones, Louisville, KY; Maddie Pierce, Louisville, KY; Sonya Tucker, Louisville, KY; Howard Keesy, New Haven, KY; Millie Farmer, Louisville, KY; David Ernstberger, Louisville, KY; Juston Brinley, Louisville, KY; Michael S. Johnson, Louisville, KY; Barbara Keusch, Jasper, IN. Check out our Facebook page to see the winning photographs!!


Cocktails by the Lake

We had an overwhelming response to Cocktails by the Lake. Over 200 guests helped us celebrate the future preservation of Cave Hill Cemetery on October 7. Thank you for attending! If you would like to help us "preserve the past for the future", you can make a donation using our on-line giving link at www.cavehillheritagefoundation.org


Arboretum Project Update

Congratulations are in order for Cave Hill Cemetery. We are now an officially accredited arboretum, as designated by the Morton Arboretum. More details to follow...