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The Samuel May House Living History Museum

1135 South Lake Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653, USA

This recently restored Federal-style house was the boyhood home of Col. Andrew Jackson May, the leading Confederate organizer in eastern Kentucky. In the meadow below the house, Col. May and Col. Hiram Hawkins organized the Fifth Kentucky Infantry Regiment. From time to time during the Civil War, the house served as a Confederate recruiting station.


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From the Mountain Parkway, continue on Kentucky 114 20 miles past the termination of the Mountain Parkway (in Saylersville) to Prestonburg. After crossing the bridge over the Big Sandy River, turn left (north) on U.S. 23/460; drive 1 mile, past a Wendy's Restaurant on the right. The May House is on the left. Turn left on Porter Drive; the parking lot is below the house.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, handicapped access, gift shop, tours.

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Admission Fee

$2.00 per person.


Tours by appointment only.



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