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Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville

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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 place has a calming, humble charm about it. We enjoyed respect-fulling looking at all of the graves time allowed us to. It is an experience that is hard to explain but you will not regret going t...  more »
  • Asc emeteries go, this was a beautiful place. We went to see the graves of Colonel Sanders and Muhammad Ali. I wish we had gotten there sooner but we arrived late in the day. We just had time to see t...  more »
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  • I have 3 family members buried here (that I know of ). My 2 Grandfathers and my older brother who passed few days after his birth in '83. Cave Hill is an amazing Cemetery and it's one of the best in our City.
  • It's a beautiful place to visit (including some of my family). There are many points of interest here: famous people, interesting graves, people lost in the significance of history. Make sure to take a couple of bags of corn to feed the geese.

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