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.

  • Civil War Historical Walking Tour
  • Grief Walk with Melanie Salsbury
  • Evening Civil War Wagon Tour
  • Literary Figures of Cave Hill Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Twilight Wagon Tour
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • Cocktails on the Lawn
  • Grief Walk with Melanie Salsbury
  • The Meaning Behind the Monument: 19th Century Cemetery Symbolism Walking Tour
  • Evening Civil War Wagon Tour
  • Grief Walk with Melanie Salsbury
  • Great Steamboat Captains of Louisville Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Literary Figures of Cave Hill Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Twilight Wagon Tour
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • Twilight Wagon Tour
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • 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 in the iPhone and Android App Stores. Simply search for "Cave Hill Cemetery" and download the app to search for grave sites, view memorial pages, or take virtual tours of the cemetery.

  • Kroger Community Rewards

    Did you know that you can help the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation simply by swiping your Kroger Plus Card? Simply visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com 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.

  • 2019 Tours of Cave Hill Cemetery

    Please check the events calendar for our list of tours this year. To RSVP, simply call 502-451-5630.

    Tour dates and times are subject to change.

  • Cocktails on the Lawn- Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Join us for Cocktails on the Lawn on Tuesday, October 1, 2019! Kentucky movie producer and screenwriter, Stu Pollard, will emcee this year's event as we focus on Cave Hill Cemetery: The Story of the City of Louisville. We look forward to seeing you for this wonderful opportunity to celebrate our history.

    Tickets are $35 per person.

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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Beautiful Cave Hill Cemetery Level II Accredited Arboretum

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