Experience over 200 years of history as you explore the charming rivertown of Augusta, Kentucky during this fun and (usually) factual walking tour. Highlights include:

  • A celebrated Civil War battle site

  • Scenes of the Underground Railroad

  • Kentucky's oldest jail 

Promenade along the banks of the mighty Ohio River personally escorted by your hostess, Miss Lily, a Southern gentlewoman of the late 1860s. You will be entertained with titillating tales, fascinating folklore, and perhaps a ghost story or two. Discover this behind-the-scenes peek into Augusta's history and hauntings as you explore one of the nation's top-ranked river towns for yourself.

Enjoy a visit to Augusta in a delightfully fun, new-fangled, old-fashioned way!

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As of October 2021, Gilded Lily Tours has suspended all walking tours.


From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the pleasure of introducing y'all to my beautiful hometown of Augusta, Kentucky! It has been a marvelous adventure and it is with great regret this chapter closes.  Although I cannot promise that yours truly could ever be coaxed out of retirement, it is also true that I cannot promise that these hoops are hung up for good. Until then, remember me well whenever you hear: "The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home..."
Much love,
Miss Lily

"This was a wonderful way to explore Augusta! Thanks Miss Lily for bringing history alive is such a delightful way."

K. Joffred

New Jersey

"Anyone who visits Augusta MUST take The Gilded Lily tour. My college friends and I visited the area for the weekend at the end of June and had the pleasure of having Miss Lily guide us through the history of Augusta. Miss Lily makes history fun! We loved it!!"

L.A. Scalzo

"Miss Lily is a welcome addition to the historic town of Augusta, KY. My husband and I enjoyed her informative and entertaining walking tour immensely. I would recommend the Gilded Lily tour for all ages and abilities (though it is a walking tour, the pace is slow because of Miss Lily's stories), especially if you're interested in historic architecture, Underground Railroad history and the paranormal activity in Augusta. We will most definitely treat all of our out-of-town visitors to this fun and educational activity."

Lisa C.


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