Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

Maysville, Kentucky

Before tomorrow becomes yesterday, we invite you to get the whole story at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center.
Before tomorrow becomes yesterday, we invite you to get the whole story at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center.


The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, formerly Mason County Museum, is operated by the Maysville and Mason County Library, Historical and Scientific Association chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky on March 1, 1878 and is said to be the oldest state historical organization in continuous existence.  The Museum is housed in the 1881 building with its 2007 addition, and allows visitors to experience pioneer life to the present through dioramas, artifacts, historical/genealogical library and timelines. We are a location on the Civil War Discovery Trail of the Civil War Trust. The Genealogical and Research Library includes an extensive collection of Civil War materials, published copies of all Orders by the Army and Navy of each side, diaries and letters, rosters, local papers of the day on microfilm, the Draper Papers on microfilm, and many reference files of interest to those seeking historical and genealogical data about Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and other states.  The Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection includes numerous 1/12th scale structures filled with the highest quality original, handcrafted furnishings. Displays range from a 1920's 15-room Tudor home to an adaptation of Spencer House, an 18th century London mansion, built by the family of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.


  • - Bus Parking
  • - Handicapped Access
  • - Guided Tours


From: Cincinnati ~ 65 miles Lexington ~ 65 miles Ashland ~ 86 miles Coming from the north (Aberdeen, OH) turn right on 3rd St. off Simon Kenton Bridge then right onto Sutton Street. Coming from the south (Lexington, KY area) on US 68, cross KY 9 (AA Highway) and turn left at the fourth stoplight onto Third Street. Turn right at second four-way stop onto Sutton Street. From the AA Highway, turn north on US 68 at Hardee's/Best Western intersection and follow directions above.

Credit Cards Accepted

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215 Sutton St.
Maysville, KY 41056

Region: Northern Kentucky River Region
Phone: 606-564-5865
Fax: 606-564-4372
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