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.

  • Historical Walking Tour- Tour Full
  • Notable Women of Cave Hill 'Golf Cart' Tour
  • Lecture (Perryville Battlefield): Death and Dying in the Civil War
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • Cave Hill Civil War 'Golf Cart' Tour
  • Historical 'Golf Cart' Tour
  • Literary Figures of Cave Hill Walking Tour
  • Cocktails by the Lake
  • Walking through Grief: Grief Walk with Melanie Salsbury, MSW
  • Historical 'Golf Cart' Tour
  • Lecture (Perryville Battlefield): Death and Dying in the Civil War
  • Horticultural 'Golf Cart' Tour
  • Historical 'Golf Cart' Tour
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • Notable Women of Cave Hill 'Golf Cart' Tour
  • Cave Hill Virtual Holiday Remembrance Service



Latest News and Updates

  • 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.

  • 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 2021 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.

  • Support the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation with Amazon Smile

    Supporting the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation can be as easy as shopping with Amazon Smile. Simply visit Amazon Smile, search for and select Cave Hill Heritage Foundation as your charity of choice, and shop. They will take care of the rest!

  • Cave Hill Heritage Foundation 2020 Annual Report

    The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation Annual Report for 2020 is now available. Learn more about the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation and the role that it plays in the future of Cave Hill Cemetery.

  • Cocktails by the Lake 2021

    We hope you can join us on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 5-7:30 p.m., for a wonderful evening of Cocktails by the Lake. Click here to learn more.

    Thank you to the following sponsors: Stock Yards Bank & Trust, Hilliard Lyons Trust Company (A Baird Company), Mauzy & Associates, Pearson's Funeral Home, Harvey Investment Company, The Filson Historical Society, PNC Institutional Investments, Deming Malone Livesay & Ostroff, Highlands Funeral Home, Louisville Gas & Electric, Southern Granite Company, ColdSpring USA, Matthews International, Davey Tree Service, WLKY, Nicholson Printing

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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