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Washington - 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.


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.

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.

Ken Black

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
I loved this place, so much history and there is a lot to see, you just need some time to go to all the places on the maps to see. A good place to see some history but do so with an open mind for the times as they were back then. We loved it.

Ginny Davis

Saturday, March 24, 2018
I loved the Daffodil Festival. It was a beautiful day with beautiful flowers, very nice people and all kinds of food and vendors.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
very little parking. I was forced to park in a muddy pasture filed with horse manure and had to walk in it, all for $5! that was Friday. On saturday with so many people they opened new areas to park. still muddy though. with all the gravel lost around it is sad the State does not do a better job.

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