Monday, October 10, 2011


two white swans on the bank near a pond at cave hill cemetary with green trees along the bank in the back ground Civil War tour of Cave Hill Cemetery This is the perfect month to tour one of Louisville's treasures. You would not think of a cemetery as a treasure, but Cave Hill is full of history and beautiful landscaping. Originally a farm and quarry with a spring that flowed from a cave, the farm was purchased by the city of Louisville in 1846 and became a popular burial spot for prominent Louisvillians during the Victorian era. Elaborate marble and granite monuments were erected and the landscape gardeners embellished the natural setting with exotic trees and shrubs. The grounds are beautiful year round and the spring fed lake especially lovely. Although Cave Hill was a very rural part of town in 1846, it is now in the city, close to many Louisville attractions and restaurants and only 3 miles from our Inn at Woodhaven.Tours are held throughout the year at twilight and on other special occasions. Saturday, October 22 at 9:00am there will be a Civil War tour. Bryan S. Bush, author and tour guide will talk about the history of the cemetery and famous Civil War people who are buried there. The cost for this tour is $15. For more information you can check out or call 502-451-5630.