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Discover the history of Augusta, Kentucky

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. Rich in history and blessed with an abundance of beautiful views, Augusta offers visitors plenty to enjoy.
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Augusta Distillery

Before distilleries began springing up in central Kentucky, bourbon whiskey flowed right here in the original Bourbon County. Corn-based distillations from hilltop stills found their way down to the banks of Augusta in old oaken barrels, where they were loaded on flat bottom boats and distributed downstream to the west and south. While Augusta remains a charming small town, it has big bourbon ambitions. Join us for this interactive barrel tasting experience and tour. Our tasting leaders will guide you through a unique hands-on barrel experience, using a copper whiskey thief to taste a variety of bourbons straight from our barrels.  
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Beehive Augusta Tavern

The Beehive Augusta Tavern offers farm-to-table dining, well-crafted cocktails, and the world's finest bourbon.  The history of Beehive Augusta Tavern mirrors that of Augusta—and the nation. Our building was constructed in 1796 on land granted to a veteran of the Revolutionary War.

The Augusta Ferry

As one of the oldest ferry services still in operation on the Ohio River, the Augusta Ferry runs 7 days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM (Closed Christmas Day).
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