Guided Tours Offered Seasonally (April-November). Maysville is unique in that it has two historic neighborhoods. Four miles outside of the downtown historic district lies Old Washington, a 1780s frontier village. Founded by famous frontiersman, Simon Kenton in 1786 and named after Revolutionary War hero George Washington, who became America’s first president in 1789.
Today visitors can tour multiple museums throughout the village that reflects the rapid growth from pioneer log cabins to sophisticated
brick homes in the Federal and Georgian townhouse styles.