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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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I had planned to stop by this beautiful cemetery on day 1 of my visit to Louisville, however, this giant crazy storm came through which caused closures throughout the city. I was disappointed that...
I had planned to stop by this beautiful cemetery on day 1 of my visit to Louisville, however, this giant crazy storm came through which caused closures throughout the city. I was disappointed that... more »
We visit historic cemeteries frequently while traveling in order to pay our respects to those who have touched our lives in some way through their actions or through their legacy. From the minute we..... more
We visit historic cemeteries frequently while traveling in order to pay our respects to those who have touched our lives in some way through their actions or through their legacy. From the minute we..... more »
This is a very neat and historic site. This Cemetery, also called "The City of the Dead" and holds a couple of icons: Muhammad Ali and Colonel Sanders (KFC) . The map that they have for the grounds is very helpful to find some key sites. In addition to some iconic resting sites, there is a lot of history with the cemetery, like the rustic house and the Civil War soldiers' graves. Throughout the cemetery there are abundant beautiful headstones, landscaping, and more. For someone who enjoys and respects the beauty with death and cemeteries, this is a very nice site.
Listen to these reviews - Seriously cool and worthy stop. I can’t adequately express how pretty it is. It has earned its designation as an arboretum. Whether you walk through or drive around this is a free attraction that is as meaningful as it is pretty. You can stop at notable graves or enjoy the flora and architecture. Something for everyone. Make this a several hour stop or drive around to kill some time. It really is worth it and was actually my favorite stop for a brief day and a half trip to Louisville. Grab a map and good luck trying to navigate!
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