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Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
As the largest of its kind in the city and home to a multitude of Victorian-era graves, Cave Hill Cemetery is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally begun in the late 1840s, the cemetery features an array of decorations and tombs constructed in the grand Corinthian style. You can visit the cemetery and wander its plots, replete with local legends and ordinary citizens alike, including a number of tombs dedicated to both Union and Confederate soldiers from the Civil War. Admire the intricate designs of many of the statues and obelisks that dot the area and mark the entrances to the cemetery. This is the final resting place for former mayors, civil servants, soldiers, and even Colonel Sanders of "KFC" fame. Use our Louisville trip builder to arrange your visit to Cave Hill Cemetery and other attractions in Louisville.
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  • Enjoyed the classic serenity of this lovely greenspace in Louisville. Did not have time to vist the resting places of famous residents, but appreciated the greenery and birdlife. Be sure to take in th...  more »
  • It was our first time visiting any cemetery and, with a little amusement, it was great. It's a beautiful place with thousands of graves - some of them of famous personalities like Muhammad Ali. Quite ...  more »
  • Have family buried here and on my trips back to Louisville I visit. This cemetery is a must see. It is an older cemetery with some beautiful buildings, memorials and tombstones. It has a pond withe du...  more »
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  • It was our first time visiting any cemetery and, with a little amusement, it was great. It's a beautiful place with thousands of graves - some of them of famous personalities like Muhammad Ali. Quite an art involved when it comes to graves and you realize it when you visit this place. Very peaceful - for obvious reasons - and you get to see the messages and memories people leave behind when they are buried under the ground. It is quite interesting to read them. We went to see Muhammad Ali's grave - great experience. There is parking inside the cemetery near the office but, if for few minutes, you can stop by anywhere and then carry on.
  • Love this cemetery every time I visit I see something new. They have maps of where famous people are buried. Rows of our soldiers both known and unknown. It's an awing sight to see all the soldiers that have sacrificed their lives for our country!
  • Huge beautiful cemetery. Colonel Sanders, Ail, and Mia Zapata rest here, among many beautiful monuments to others who once called Louisville home.
  • I have not been to Cave Hill Cemetery, so I can not comment on the establishment in that regard. I'm sure it is a nice place. I was calling in reference to a Job position there that had been posted on line. I sent an email enquiring about the position. I never received a reply to know if the position had been filled. So I decided to call and ask for the individual concerned with the position and a Female answered the phone. I asked for this person and told the Female what my call was in reference to. Though she was not rude, she did start laughing quite hard. I can never recall in my almost 50 years on this planet, of being laughed at when seeking employment. Very immature person that I had talked to. I was wanting to move back to my Home state and be close to my relatives. I am a College and Military Educated Disabled Combat Veteran who is still able to work for a living. Maybe someone can fill me in on the joke.
  • Very old cemetery that houses some of Louisville's most famous historical figures including Colonel Sanders and Muhammad Ali. The monuments are beautiful.