A two-day historical adventure in Old Washington Historic District in Maysville, Kentucky. The Simon Kenton Festival includes presentations from historical heroes such as Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone, pioneer games, music, museum tours, artisans, and much more. This weekend will be sure to provide you with historical knowledge, a treasured keepsake, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Washington was established in 1786, by the Virginia Legislature, six years before Kentucky became a state. By 1790, Washington had grown to 119 log cabins, the second largest town in Kentucky. After separation from Bourbon County in 1788 Washington became the County seat of Mason County, which included nearly one-fourth of the area of Kentucky.
Buildings in Washington today include: FLATBOAT – C. 1787 Mefford’s Station is the last known flatboat house in existence; CANE BRAKE – Visitor’s Center – Original 1790 log cabin; LOG POST OFFICE – Only known working log post office in the United States.
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