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Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville

#2 of 86 in Historic Sites in Kentucky
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · 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. Put Cave Hill Cemetery and other Louisville attractions into our Louisville trip builder tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen. Lots of really cool old headstones and mausoleums. Mohammad Ali is burred here as are many civil war veterans.  more »
  • My wife and I visited Cave Hill Cemetery for a few different reasons. One was to simply look at the ornate headstones, many dating back several centuries. The other was to see the National Cemetery...  more »
  • We come up here often since ALL of my family are buried here. I've been coming ever since i was a little child. This place is beyond beautiful and comforting knowing my family is here.. The grounds are well kept and those that work here are very sweet. We also stop by and feed the ducks and geese.. You will not be disappointed if you come and ride through, its just so peaceful!! Thank you Cave Hill cemetery!!!
  • This is the most beautiful cemetery I've ever visited. The historical significance is beyond words. I can walk there for hours and never tire. I wish I could go every day.
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