Historic Washington State Park
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.
The staff is friendly. There is plenty to see. Do they have kept good care of historic buildings. It's a great learning experience for children and adults alike. There are great areas to rent out for family reunions, Church events, weddings, graduations, business events. The gymnasium is of good size and has a stage. It also has a kitchen in the basement. Although the kitchen is limited you can serve a good dinner out of it. They have apple seating with plenty of tables. The surrounding areas are well kept. There are men and women working the site trust in. Clothing. There is also a working Foundry. Candle Store is on the main Square. There are two areas to eat. The food is awesome! You can rent out rooms within the area if you would like to have SE a bridal party. It is not too expensive.
My first experience to old Washington was with my little boys 2nd grade class early this month! So much fun, so cute,quaint & well preserved! If only I could pick my top 20 families and move there. Lol ❤️! A couple of the (lady) staff members seemed a bit short tempered with the children and possibly hosted one too many schools. But I know that is an easy fix. 😉
I ate lunch at Williams Tavern. The food was good and service couldn't be better. My only problem was a bit difficult to get into restaurant in my wheelchair
Love the historic buildings. Beautiful place! Lots of things to do. The people that work at the office are nice and helpful!
Love the dinner and mock trials! Great place to visit and very nice people!