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Cave Hill Cemetery – What to Know Before You Go

Cave Hill Cemetery

Cave Hill Cemetery is a 296-section of land (1.20 km2) Victorian-period National Cemetery and arboretum situated at 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

Its principal entrance is on Baxter Avenue and there is an optional one on Grinstead Drive. It is the biggest graveyard by region and number of internments in Louisville.

Cave Hill was recorded on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Cavern Hill National Cemetery, containing military graves, is additionally on the National Register, including 1998.

Products And Services

  1. Special Services: All lots in Cave Hill Cemetery receive General Care, which includes grass cutting and trimming. However, you can arrange for Special Services on your lot, which can include the planting of trees, shrubs, groundcover, flowerbeds, monument cleaning, placement of Christmas Wreaths and Easter Lilies, or cut flowers. Re-seeding, fertilization, and herbicide application on your lot can also be requested but is charged on a per-square-foot fee.
  2. Monument and Marker Cleaning: Monument and marker cleaning can be mentioned for your part. Our staff will give anĀ estimate after visiting your lot and assessing the state of your dedication.
  3. Permanent Flower Vases: Perpetual Flower vases can be introduced on any part inside Cave Hill Cemetery, just as on our mausoleum crypt and specialty fronts in the Ginkgo mausoleum, Lakeview mausoleum, and Chapel Columbarium.

Visitor Rules

  • A speed limit of 20 MPH within the grounds must be observed to ensure the safety of visitors and workers.
  • Pets, Bicycles, Joggers, Motorcycles, Motor Homes or Buses are not allowed in the Cemetery.
  • Do not Park on the Grass.
  • No picnicking allowed.
  • No one under 16 years of age will be permitted in the cemetery unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Leaf Collecting and/or Commercial Photography is permitted with written permission from the main office.
  • The ritualistic, ceremonial burning of various items is only permitted inappropriate metal containers.
Cave Hill Cemetery

Floral Decoration Rules

You are welcome to use a wide variety of floral decorations in Cave Hill Cemetery. However, landscaping, flower and groundcover planting on lots is not permitted unless the lot is in Special Service.

Individuals may not plant and maintain plants themselves. Call our Administration Office at (502) 451-5630 for an estimate on the cost of Special Service.

Cut natural flowers & potted plants may be placed at any time during the year. They will be removed by cemetery personnel within ten days or when they become unsightly, whichever comes first. We offer attractive flower vases in many styles for permanent installation on lots.

Artificial Flowers are not allowed, except during the period between December 1st and January 31st. Artificial decorations and other ornamentation placed at any other time will be removed by cemetery personnel.

Appropriate Christmas decorations either artificial or natural, are allowed from December 1st to January 31st. Natural wreaths may be purchased at the Administration Office by placing an order 30 days prior to Christmas.

Available Options

  1. Cremation Memorialization Options
    1. Cremation Benches & Monuments
    2. Cremation Boulders
    3. Chapel Columbarium
    4. Columbarium
    5. Ginkgo Mausoleum
    6. Lakeview Mausoleum
    7. Scattering Garden
  2. Mausoleum
    1. Ginkgo Mausoleum
    2. Lakeview Mausoleum
    3. Private Family Mausoleum
  3. Monuments, Markers & Benches
  4. Traditional Burial Lots

Cave Hill Heritage Foundation

The purpose of the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is to secure funding for the long-term preservation of this unique cemetery. Specifically, the mission of the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is three-fold:

  1. To restore the historical monuments and buildings
  2. To preserve the arboretum setting
  3. To provide community education and awareness

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Q. What is Cemetery Hours of Operation?
A. The cemetery hours of operations are 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Seven days a week- weather permitting.

Q.What is Office Hours of Operation?
A. The office hours of operation are: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

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