Historic Washington State Park

Quick Facts

Historic Washington State Park

Arkansas

(870) 983-2684

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Things To Do

 

Overview

Historic Washington, Arkansas, is a lovely, peaceful tree-shaded town and one of the most amazing historic places in Arkansas that you'll want to experience. Here you will time travel back to the 19th century as you stroll the plank board sidewalks alongside streets that have never been paved, and tour the historic public buildings and former residences. Established on George Washington's birthday in 1824, the town of Washington today is one of America's premier historic villages. Historic Washington State Park is a National Historical Landmark, a National Register of Historic Places site, and an Arkansas state park.

Today over 30 carefully restored historic structures including classic examples of Southern Greek Revival and Federal architecture, Gothic Revival, Italianate, and those of 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 knifes; visit with the guides in period attire, ride the surrey around town; and step back in time. You'll want to spend time - quality time - exploring this lovely restored town that is certainly one of the finest historic places in Arkansas.

The 1874 Hempstead County Courthouse serves as the park visitor center. Accessible parking is located behind the courthouse.

Lunch featuring Southern country fare is served daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the quaint, circa 1832 Williams' Tavern Restaurant.

Historic Washington State Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Map of Historic Washington (AR)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.774867, -93.683081

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    Tour the public buildings and homes; see the remarkable collections of antiques, guns and knifes; visit with the guides in period attire, ride the surrey around town; and step back in time. You'll want to spend time - quality time - exploring this lovely restored town that is certainly one of the finest historic places in Arkansas. Be sure to stop by the park visitor center, located at the 1874 Hempstead County Courthouse.

Park Partners

Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation

Directions

Driving

From Hope, take exit #30 off I-30, and take U.S. 278 northwest for eight miles.

From Texarkana, take I-30 east for 30 miles to Exit #30 at Hope.

From Little Rock, take I-30 west for 113 miles to Exit #30 at Hope.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(870) 983-2684

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