Guided Tours

2014 Tour and Lecture Schedule of Cave Hill Cemetery
Sponsored by The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation
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Cave Hill Cemetery announces the 2014 series of tours of its historic and beautiful grounds. There will be 6 different tours and a Civil War Lecture: Historical Walking Tour, Twilight Tram Tour, Horticultural, Civil War Tour, and a Bourbon Distillers Tour. Four additional lectures will be offered through the Louisville Free Public Library. The dates for these tours and events are:

Historical Walking Tour:

May 4th
June 8
September 14
October 26.

All tours are on Sunday afternoon; Tour Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Tour guide is Steve Wiser, a Louisville architect and historian. Tour cost: $15 per person.

Twilight Tram Tour:

Saturday April 26
Saturday May 17
Saturday June 14
Saturday July 12
Saturday August 9
Saturday September 6
Saturday October 11


Tour guide will either be Michael Higgs (Cave Hill Heritage Foundation) or Steve Wiser. Limited to 18 -20 people on new tram. Tour Times: 6:30- 8:30 pm for Tram Tours except October which is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tour cost: $35 per person.

Civil War Historical Walking Tour:
Saturday June 7th and Saturday October 11th. Tour times 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 am. Led by Civil War historian Bryan Bush. Tour cost: $15 per person/Book and tour: $35.00

“Evening” Civil War Historical Walking Tour:
Saturday, May 10th. Tour time: 5:15-7:15 p.m. Led by Civil War historian Bryan Bush. Tour cost: $15 per person/Book and Tour: $35 per person.

“Discovering Louisville’s Arboretum” tour will feature horticultural highlights by Lee Squires on Saturday, June 7, 10 am to 11:30 am. Tour cost: $15 per person.

“Art & Artists of Cave Hill” tour will focus on monument design and the prominent artists who are buried in Cave Hill. This tour will occur on Sunday May11th and Sunday, October 5th, 1 - 3 pm. Tour cost: $15 per person.

“NEW” INTERACTIVE BOURBON TOUR- “A Journey Through Bourbon History at Cave Hill Cemetery” with Kentucky’s official Bourbon Historian, Michael Veach on Sunday, May 18th and Sunday, September 14th at 1:00 p.m. Take a guided interactive tour using our app (“Cemetery Tours” app on the IPhone App Store and Google Play Store). Tour cost: $35 per person.

“NEW” CIVIL WAR LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING

Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery by Bryan Bush- Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:30 a.m., Louisville Free Public Library, Crescent Hill Branch- 2762 Frankfort Avenue. FREE lecture. Books can be purchased on-line prior to the lecture at www.cavehillcemetery.com or by calling 502-451-5630. Bryan will sign books upon request.

Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery by Bryan Bush- Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 2:30 p.m. Louisville Free Public Library, St. Matthews Branch- 3940 Grandview Avenue. FREE lecture. Books can be purchased on-line prior to the lecture at www.cavehillcemetery.com or by calling 502-451-5630. Bryan will sign books upon request.

“NEW” HISTORY LECTURE/PRESENTATION

“The Past, Present, and Future of Cave Hill Cemetery: Louisville’s Landmark” by J. Michael Higgs- Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.- Louisville Free Public Library- St. Matthews Branch- 3940 Grandview Avenue. FREE lecture.

“The Past, Present, and Future of Cave Hill Cemetery: Louisville’s Landmark” by J. Michael Higgs- Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.- Louisville Free Public Library- Crescent Hill Branch- 2762 Frankfort Avenue. FREE lecture.

Topics discussed on tours include: geological elements, decorative monuments, selected landscape features, trees and shrubs, Louisville history, and much more. Cave Hill Cemetery was chartered in 1848 and contains the gravesites of many notable Louisvillians, such as city leader George Rogers Clark, Kentucky Derby founder Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., and Pete Browning, whose cracked bat led to Louisville Slugger fame.

The cost of the Historical Walking, Horticultural, Art and Artists, and Civil War tours are $15 per person. The Twilight Driving Tour and Bourbon Tour costs $35 per person. Reservations must be made in advance, and all proceeds benefit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. For more information about the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation or to RSVP a tour, call (502) 813-7761 or reach us via email using our contact form.

2014 Tour and Lecture Schedule.pdf
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