Guided Tours

2017 Tour and Lecture Schedule of Cave Hill Cemetery
Sponsored by The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation

NEW TOUR - Military Figures of Cave Hill Cemetery - American Revolution to WWII

Join Bryan Bush for a new Military History tour this year! Discover Veterans from the Revolutionary War, Mexican-American War, Civil War and much more as Bryan takes you on a journey through the military history within Cave Hill Cemetery. Individuals featured on this new tour will include Major James Pope Price and Major Johnathon Taylor, and Norvin Green, just to name a few.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. $15 per person RSVP by calling 502.451.5630

Remarkable Women of Cave Hill Tour

From Mildred and Patty Hill, composers of the “Happy Birthday” song, to Enid Yandell, famous Louisville sculptor, to Henrietta Bingham, recently profiled by Louisville’s Emily Bingham in a new book, we will tell the story of some of Cave Hill’s most influential women in this new tour led by Steve Wiser, AIA.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. $15 per person RSVP by calling 502.451.5630

Historical Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking tour with Louisville historian, Steve Wiser, as he journeys through the historic sections of Cave Hill Cemetery. We will feature the stories of the Satterwhite family, James Guthrie, and many others that shaped the early history of the river city.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. $15 per person RSVP by calling 502.451.5630

Twilight “Wagon” Tour

Enjoy a ride on our rustic hay wagon with Michael Higgs or Steve Wiser as we explore all 296-acres of Cave Hill Cemetery. We will journey across the cemetery and tell the stories of those from long ago and modern times that have made an indelible mark on Louisville history.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; except October, which is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Note: The October 28, 2017 tour will begin at 5:00 p.m. $35 per person / Limited to 18 -20 people RSVP by calling 502.451.5630

Civil War Historical Walking Tour

Enjoy a stroll through Cave Hill Cemetery with Civil War historian Bryan Bush, author of Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery. Bryan will visit the graves of Nicola Marschall, Joshua Speed, Andrew Cowan, and many others that played a part in the Civil War in Louisville.

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. $15 per person RSVP by calling 502.451.5630

“Evening” Civil War Wagon Tour

Enjoy a ride through Cave Hill Cemetery on our rustic hay wagon with Civil War historian Bryan Bush, author of Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery. Bryan will visit the graves of Nicola Marschall, Joshua Speed, Andrew Cowan, and many others that played a part in the Civil War in Louisville.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $35 per person RSVP by calling 502.451.5630

“Art & Artists of Cave Hill”

Join Steve Wiser, AIA as he journeys through the cemetery pointing out the visual art that makes Cave Hill unique, as well as the artists that are interred on the grounds. 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. $15 per person RSVP by calling 502.451.5630


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.

2017 Tour and Lecture Schedule of Cave Hill Cemetery Click here for a listing of the 2017 tours and lectures offered by the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation.Download