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Old Washington Historic State Park

Washington AR, Washington, Arkansas 71862 USA

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“time travel back to the 19th century”

Historic Washington, Arkansas, is a lovely, peaceful tree-shaded town in 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 you'll want to visit.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 knives; 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. This historic Arkansas community and state park is conserved and interpreted by Arkansas State Parks in conjunction with the Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation. Historic Washington State Park also houses the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, a resource center for historical and genealogical research. The collection features a library of rare books, newspapers, court records, census reports maps, family histories and scrapbooks, photographs and other materials within its extensive files.

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Randi

  • 3 Reviews
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July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0

Love this place kids had so much fun, educational, and didn't cost too much. .. if your a history buff, or just like old stuff you will enjoy this little town... we will definitely be back.

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Irelia

  • 72 Reviews
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March 02, 2015
Rated 4.0

If you are a history geek, you should try visiting this place! Packed with history and other cool stuff, the place is worth visiting.

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Old Washington Historic State Park

Washington AR
Washington, Arkansas
71862 USA

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