Historic Augusta, Kentucky was founded in 1797 and sits on the banks of the majestic Ohio River. Historically, it was home to Native American tribes and much of the area serves as an ancient Indian burial ground. Augusta played an important role in the Underground Railroad movement during the Civil War with at least two homes, The Payne House and White Hall, serving as safe-houses for those seeking freedom in the North.
Today, Augusta has maintained its small-town charm while capitalizing on its beautiful views and is the perfect day trip from Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Lexington. It’s now home to many small businesses including Lodging, Gift Shops, Museums, and Restaurants. The Augusta Tourism Department keeps a full calendar of events giving the perfect opportunity to explore this wonderful town.