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Old Washington

Washington, KY, USA

Civil War-associated sites within this 1785 outpost for pioneers traveling the Buffalo Trace include: the birthplace and childhood home of Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; the Paxton Inn, a documented Underground Railroad station; and the site of the slave auction that inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write Uncle Tom's Cabin -- now the Harriet Beecher Stowe Slavery to Freedom Museum.


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From I-75 in Cincinnati take Highway 275 to Ashland-Alexandria Highway (AA Highway/Kentucky 9); exit at U.S. 68 and travel 2 miles south. Old Washington borders old U.S. 68 to the east of new U.S. 68. From I-75 and I-64 north in Lexington, take Highway 68 north; Old Washington borders old U.S. 68 to the east of new U.S. 68.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, limited handicapped access, gift shop, visitor center, tours.

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Admission Fee

Historical Tour: adults $10.00, children $4.00; other tours available, see website.


Visitor Center: Monday - Saturday 10:00AM - 4;30PM, Sunday 12:00PM - 4:30PM. Closed January - March.



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