Top 11 Things to Do in Maysville, Kentucky: A Local's Guide

Welcome to Maysville, Kentucky, where history, culture, and natural beauty come together to create unforgettable experiences. As a proud resident and owner of Moon River Bed and Breakfast, I'm thrilled to share with you the top 10 must-visit attractions and activities in our charming town.

1. Explore the Historic Downtown District:
Begin your adventure by strolling through our historic downtown district. Discover quaint boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries nestled among beautifully preserved 19th-century architecture. Many local restaurants and bars are located in a walkable area, close to Moon River Bed and Breakfast

2. Visit the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center:
Dive into Maysville's rich history at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center with 4 distinct collections: Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection, regional history galleries, Old Pogue Experience Bourbon History Galleries, Genealogical and historical research libraries. Explore captivating exhibits and learn about our heritage, from pioneer days to the Underground Railroad. Step into a world of miniatures at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center. Marvel at the intricate details of the Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection

3. Sample Spirits at the Pogue Experience
Embark on a bourbon-tasting journey and learn about the art of bourbon-making Indulge in handcrafted spirits that embody Kentucky's heritage. The Old Pogue Distillery: Continue your bourbon-tasting journey on the Bourbon Trail with a tour of the Old Pogue Distillery.

4. Tour the National Underground Railroad Museum:
Gain insight into our town's pivotal role in the abolitionist movement at the National Underground Railroad Museum. Explore exhibits and artifacts documenting Maysville's fight against slavery. The museum is only open on certain days and hours. Call to confirm when they are open.

5. Attend a Performance at the Washington Opera House:
Immerse yourself in the arts at the historic Washington Opera House. Catch a show by the Maysville Players and experience live theater in a stunning venue.

6. Enjoy a classic film at the Russell Theatre:
Immerse yourself in the arts at the historic Russell Theatre. Attend a film screening for an unforgettable night out in Maysville.

7. Explore the Cummins Nature Preserve:

Connect with nature at the Cummins Nature Preserve. Hike scenic trails, spot wildlife, and experience the beauty of our natural surroundings.

8. Visit Old Washington:
It's about 4 miles from the Maysville downtown historic district. This was the earliest settlement in this part of Kentucky. Many old log cabins and other historic buildings house some interesting shops and Lil Jumbo's coffee house. When Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone helped settle Kentucky, this location away from the River was safer, as Indians on the river were not receptive to new settlers.

9. The Ohio River- Limestone Landing Park:
View the Ohio River up close. You can cast a line if you want to fish.

10. Flood Wall Murals:
Depict historical events and local celebrities including Rosemary Clooney.

11. Historic architecture:
There are 41 properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Mason County, Kentucky, mostly in Maysville. I doubt there are many, if any communities that have so many places based on a per capita basis.

Ready to experience the best of Maysville, Kentucky? Start planning your visit today and make memories that will last a lifetime. Book your stay at Moon River Bed and Breakfast and let us be your guide to the wonders of our charming town. We can't wait to welcome you!