Kentucky may be best known for its bourbon and thoroughbreds but the Bluegrass State has a wealth of wonders - and none quite as wonderful as the small town of Augusta, Kentucky (pop. 1,163 and counting).
Beautifully situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Augusta has been repeatedly recognized for its historical and cultural significance, as well as its nine miles of unobstructed, outstanding river views. In 2005, Kentucky's most famous historian, the late Dr. Thomas Clark, created a list of Kentucky's Treasures; eleven places of particular historical, cultural, or ecological significance. Among such notable landmarks as Mammoth Cave, Cumberland Gap and Shaker Village, Augusta is the only city included on this list of "must-see" locations in the Bluegrass State.
Rich in history and blessed with an abundance of beautiful views, Augusta offers visitors plenty to enjoy. Whether you are booking a weekend away in one of our historical B&Bs, sampling award-winning wines or a Casamigos cocktail, shopping till you drop, taking a tour, or picking up carryout for a picnic by the river, discover for yourself what makes our small, sleepy river town so special!
Directions to Augusta, Kentucky
From Louisville , Indianapolis , Cincinnati , and points West
Take I-275 East and exit to the AA Highway South at Wilder. Travel 22 miles, turn left on KY 2228, then turn right on KY 8, and travel east 11 miles to Augusta. (Construction alternative: Continue on the AA Highway until you see the sign for AUGUSTA and turn left on Route 19.) You may also travel east on US 52 in Ohio to the Ferry Landing and cross the Ohio River via the Augusta Ferry.
From Columbus Ohio and points North
Take I-71 South to I-471 South to I-275 West, and exit to the AA Highway South at Wilder. Travel 22 miles, turn left on KY 2228, then turn right on KY 8, and travel east 11 miles to Augusta. (Construction alternative: Continue on the AA Highway until you see the sign for AUGUSTA and turn left on Route 19.)
From Lexington and points South
Go east (northeast) on US 68 to the AA Highway to North on KY 19, turn left KY 8, go ½ mile.
Take US 52 past Ripley, Ohio and continue 10 more miles to Ferry Landing. Cross the Ohio River via the Augusta Ferry.
City Map of Augusta, Kentucky