Cave Hill Cemetery:
Steve has been leading tours of Cave Hill Cemetery for over 20 years and has given hundreds of tours for various groups, from regularly scheduled tours in the Summer, to special groups like senior citizen and family reunions. Provided below are Steve's regularly scheduled tours for 2014:
Historical Walking Tour: May 4th, June 8, September 14, and October 26. All tours are on Sunday afternoon; Tour Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Tour guide is Steve Wiser, a Louisville architect and historian. Tour cost: $15 per person.
Twilight Tram Tour: Saturday April 26 Saturday May 17 Saturday June 14 Saturday July 12 Saturday August 9 Saturday September 6 Saturday October 11 Tour guide will either be Michael Higgs (Cave Hill Heritage Foundation) or Steve Wiser. Limited to 18 -20 people on new tram. Tour Times: 6:30- 8:30 pm for Tram Tours except October which is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tour cost: $35 per person.
“Art & Artists of Cave Hill” tour will focus on monument design and the prominent artists who are buried in Cave Hill. This tour will occur on Sunday May11th and Sunday, October 5th, 1 - 3 pm. Tour cost: $15 per person.
Among the topics discussed on the historical tours are: geological elements, decorative monuments, selected landscape features, trees and shrubs, and Louisville history.
Cave Hill Cemetery was chartered in 1848, and contains the gravesites of many notable Louisvillians such as city leader George Rogers Clark, Kentucky Derby founder Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., and Pete Browning, whose cracked bat led to Louisville Slugger fame. The cost of the Historical Walking Tour, Horticultural, and Civil War tours are $15 per person. The Bourbon Distillers Tour is $25 per person. The Twilight Tour costs $35 per person.
Reservations must be made in advance, and all proceeds benefit the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. For more information about the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation or to RSVP a tour, call (502) 451-5630 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also RSVP for tours on-line by visiting our website: www.cavehillcemetery.com.