Augusta is a scenic drive no matter what direction you come from. When you are here you will feel "far away" from everything. You are, it seems, suddenly in the rural south. Driving to Augusta you will see burley tobacco leaves drying in barns, trees forming a canopy over the road, railroad tracks stretching into the distance, and the Augusta ferry crossing the wide blue waters of the Ohio River.

Mary Augusta Rogers, author of, "County Roads of Kentucky" writes this of her visit to the area (page 52-53 of her book.).

Points of Interest:

  •  Late 1700's Stone House
  •  Part of the Mary Ingles Trail
  •  Birthplace of Famous American Artist Stephen Alke
  •  Augusta Park and Bandstand
  •  Site of Civil War Battle and Civil War Monument
  •  Stephen C Foster Family Horse - American Composer
  •  Veteran's War Memorial
  •  WW I and WW II Memorial
  •  White Hall ancestral home of General George C Marshall
  •  Marshall Park
  •  Augusta River Park, and boat dock
  •  Historic Riverside Drive Homes and
  •  Civil War gun iron foundry
  •  The Augusta Knoedler Library
  •  Homes of famous movie star family - Nick & Nina Clooney, George Clooney, Rosemary Clooney and Dante DiPaolo
  •  Augusta Ferry (one of the last remaining on The Ohio River)
  •  Robert Schoolfield Log School (c.1795)
  •  General Store, dining, gift and antique shops
  •  1811 Augusta Jail
  •  The Rotary Club  - Railroad Caboose Park
  •  The Hilltop
  •  Birthplace of Stuart Walker Armstrong (famous early movie director)
  •  The Payne House - General John Payne served in cavalry under William Henry Harrison. Major stop on the underground railroad.
  •  White Hall - Built by author Thome, an early emancipator, 1st family in Kentucky to free their slaves
  •  The Augusta Wine Cellar
  •  Birthplace of Ms. America 2000
  •  The Piedmont Art Gallery


The Inn Keeper  will be glad to direct you to the Visitors Information Book in the lobby. It gives more in-depth information on the above Points of Interest as well as directions on how to get to them by car, walking or bike tours.


Historic Town Square & Court House
Offices of Historic Society
Bracken County Jail c.1869
Bracken County Library
John Hunt Morgan and his men camped at Brooksville during Civil War Battle


- Historic Hill
- Germantown Town Hall
- Bucanhan Station
- The Germantown Fairgrounds

Around Bracken County

- Meldahl Dam on The Ohio River - tours available
- Milford General Store
- Walcott Covered Bridge
- Bradford 1 Room Schoolhouse
- Scenic Country Roads & Farms

Near Bracken County

- Beautiful Kincaid Lake State Park
- Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
- U.S. Grant's Birthplace
- Historic Town of Old Washington
- Historic River Town of Ripley
- The Rankin Underground Railroad Museum

Parkview Country Inn  |  103 West Second Street Augusta, Kentucky 41002  |  606-756-2603