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Historic Washington State Park

103 Franklin Street

Established in 1973, the state park interprets Washington from 1800-1900. The 1874 Courthouse serves as the park visitor center. Visitors can also see the 1836 Courthouse, Blacksmith Shop, Weapons Museum, several residences and other historic structures on guided tours. Buildings open for touring vary each day. Lunch featuring delicious, Southern country fare is served daily in the 1832 Williams' Tavern Restaurant.                        

The park also houses the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, a resource center for historical and genealogical research.


Matthew Miller

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Great Arkansas State Park. You can spend days here or stop in to eat. A easy place to get in with a RV, to walk the dogs or stretch your legs. Many buildings to tour and opportunity to sit in the old south court room.

Cernel Joson

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Great historical town with paid guided tours and self tours for free. Different activities available every day of the week. Stop by the candle shop to color your own candle for free. Great history of Arkansas and the South. See how they made houses without nails or screws and plenty more. Just 8 miles out of Hope, AR.

barbara wambold

Monday, June 11, 2018
Always like historical places and info attained,, old home reno and set up as back in 1800's when built,, working press, working blacksmith where Bowie knife was forged for Jim Bowie, candle making shop with where kids get to dip a candle and keep for free, largest magnolia tree i have ever seen, planted in 1839, people super nice

ezaxnic vsmith

Sunday, July 15, 2018
It's a town from civil war era. Pretty cool. About 8sq blocks

Gilbert Navarro

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
A lot of history in a small city. The park guides did an outstanding job of explaining the history of the area and specific buildings. The gun museum was incredible. Jonquil & daffodils were everywhere. Check out a piece of Arkansas history.

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Upcoming Events at Historic Washington State Park

Music In The Park

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Washington, AR
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