791 Baxter Avenue, Louisville Kentucky 40204
Located on the end of East Broadway, this cemetery combines an outdoor museum of 19th-century landscape architecture, and a botanical garden with more than species of trees and shrubs, of which, more than half are identified by marker; the meticulous cemetery grounds are maintained by 40 groundskeepers working to create a naturalistic environment. The cemetery also contains outstanding examples of 19th-century memorials and monuments, including the Wilder monument designed by Robert E Taunitz, the 'father of monumental art in America.'
Dedicated in 1848, the 296-acre cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains the graves of many of Louisville's prominent citizens, including General George Rogers Clark and Col. Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. 16 miles of paved roads carry visitors through the site. Motorcycles, motor homes, bicycles, pets, and picnicking are prohibited. Open daily, gates close for the evening until 8am.
Other History nearby:
(Bardstown) Bardstown Historical Museum
(Louisville) Cave Hill Cemetery
(Louisville) Col. Harland Sanders Museum
(Corydon) Corydon Capitol State Historic Site
(New Albany) Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
(Madison) Dr. William D. Hutchings Hospital and Office
07/09 Coming to The Louisville area
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Stucky Music Festival Park City KY May17-18 It is a hard economic time and Stucky Musical Festival would like to remain a low cost event that gives both musicians and local companies a place to promote themselves, as well as sell their merchandise. Proceeds will go to growing this festival so that it can continue on and to a local charity that helps children have opportunity to participate in music and art.