Historic Washington State Park, Washington

#28 of 85 in Nature in Arkansas
Travel back to the 19th century in Historic Washington, Arkansas. Established on George Washington's birthday in 1824, the town of Washington today is one of America's premier historic villages and Historic Washington State Park is a National Register of Historic Places site.

More than 30 carefully restored Arkansas landmarks and historic structures, including classic examples of Southern Greek Revival and Federal architecture, Gothic Revival, Italianate, and hand-hewn timber framing or brace-frame cottage construction, stand as a legacy to life in Washington from 1824 to 1900. Tour the public buildings and homes; see the remarkable collections of antiques, guns and knives; visit with the guides in period attire and ride the surrey on a tour of the various Arkansas historical sites in town for an unforgettable historic experience.
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  • It is beatiful place visit. It takes your mind to 150 years back. how important Arkansas town was like. We tour the Tavern which was good eating place to start with. All places makes a old small town ...  more »
  • A MUST VISIT We’ve finally made the time, making the longer drive down to Washington State Park area and WOW are we sure glad we did, some of Arkansas deepest and oldest history. Historic Washington S...  more »
  • Jonquils were in full bloom look very pretty. The jonquil festival was going well we dipped candles, rode in the horse drawn buggy, and watched the Black Smiths forge different items from metal. We ate at Williams tavern the buffet was great. And there is much more to see and do.
  • I visited Old Washington for the Jonquil Festival today. I always love the workers in their costumes and things. I will definitely go back sometime when the festival isn't going on. It's a great place to learn about history and different things.

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