Visitor and Floral Decoration Rules

Visitor Rules

  • A speed limit of 20 MPH within the grounds must be observed to ensure the safety of visitors and workers.
  • Pets, Bicycles, Joggers, Motorcycles, Motor Homes or Buses are not allowed in the Cemetery.
  • Do not Park on the Grass.
  • No picnicking allowed. No one under 16 years of age will be permitted in the cemetery unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Leaf Collecting and/or Commercial Photography is permitted with written permission from the main office.
  • Ritualistic, ceremonial burning of various items is only permitted in appropriate metal containers.

The above rules are necessarily not complete and we ask all visitors to remember that, first and foremost Cave Hill is a cemetery, not a public park. For many of our visitors a visit to Cave Hill is symbolic of their remembering loved ones with love and affection. Everyone’s behavior should be guided accordingly.

Cemetery Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Seven days a week- weather permitting.

Office Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

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Floral Decoration Rules

You are welcome to use a wide variety of floral decorations in Cave Hill Cemetery. However, landscaping, flower and groundcover planting on lots is not permitted unless the lot is in Special Service. Individuals may not plant and maintain plants themselves. Call our Administration Office at (502) 451-5630 for an estimate on the cost of Special Service.

Cut natural flowers & potted plants may be placed at any time during the year. They will be removed by cemetery personnel within ten days or when they become unsightly, whichever comes first. We offer attractive flower vases in many styles for permanent installation on lots.

Artificial Flowers are not allowed, except during the period between December 1st and January 31st. Artificial decorations and other ornamentation placed at any other time will be removed by cemetery personnel.

Appropriate Christmas decorations either artificial or natural, are allowed from December 1st to January 31st. Natural wreaths may be purchased at the Administration Office by placing an order 30 days prior to Christmas. Please contact our office for more information at (502) 451-5630.

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