Help Protect the Legacy

The purpose of the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is to secure funding for the long-term preservation of this unique cemetery.

  • Suffrage Leaders of Cave Hill Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Twilight Wagon Tour
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • Bourbon Distillers of Cave Hill Cemetery Wagon Tour
  • Civil War Wagon Tour
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • Notable Women of Cave Hill Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Literary Figures of Cave Hill Cemetery Wagon Tour
  • Cocktails on the Lawn
  • Suffrage Leaders of Cave Hill Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Twilight Wagon Tour
  • Walking Through Grief: Grief Walk with Melanie Salsbury, MSW
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • The Horticultural Story of Cave Hill Cemetery Wagon Tour
  • The Meaning Behind the Monument: 19th Century Cemetery Symbolism Walking Tour
  • Suffrage Leaders of Cave Hill Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Twilight Wagon Tour
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • Cave Hill-League of Women Voters- Office for Women, Louisville Metro Suffrage Recognition Event
  • Flags4Vets Veteran's Day Flag-In (11 a.m.)- Cave Hill National Cemetery
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • Walking Through Grief: Holiday Remembrance Service

Please visit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation website for more details on upcoming tours and lectures, or call 502.451.5630.

Latest News and Updates

  • 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.

  • Download the Cave Hill Cemetery App

    Cave Hill Cemetery is pleased to announce that we have a FREE app available for download directly from our website. Simply click "Download Our App" from your mobile device on our website to use this wonderful navigational and information tool for Cave Hill Cemetery. You can even take a tour of various points of interest by using the Tours link! 

  • Kroger Community Rewards

    Did you know that you can help the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation simply by swiping your Kroger Plus Card? Simply visit to sign-in/register your Kroger Card today. Click "Enroll Now" and enter our Kroger NPO #43424. Click on Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. Click "Confirm" to complete the process! If you have questions about this program, please do not hesitate to call our Foundation office at 502-813-7761.

  • 2020 Program Calendar for Cave Hill Cemetery

    The 2020 listing of Programs for Cave Hill Cemetery is now available! Check out our complete listing of programs on our website and register today using any major credit card.

    Tour dates and times are subject to change.

  • SAVE THE DATE: Cocktails on the Lawn- Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Join us for Cocktails on the Lawn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020! More information will be available soon regrading this wonderful event that celebrates the history of Cave Hill Cemetery.


  • Walking Through Grief

    Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is pleased to provide bereavement support to our community in our Walking Through Grief program. From our Grief Walk series, Community Lecture/Program opportunities, to our Holiday Remembrance Service, we are pleased to support you and your family. For more information, please call our office at 502.451.5630. All 2020 program opportunities are listed on our community calendar.

  • Private Tours and Programs are Available

    Cave Hill Cemetery and Cave Hill Heritage Foundation are pleased to host your office for a private tour and gathering opporunity. Contact the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation at 502.451.5630 to learn more about this opportunity.

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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