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Historic Washington State Park

U.s 278, Washington, AR 71862
+1 870-983-2684
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Like a beautifully well maintained ghost town!

Wow -- we were on our way to another location and the highway we were on just happened to pass... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2017
Boise, Idaho
Great way to spend the afternoon

This place is really worth checking out. It has all kind of history. The day we were there you... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2017
Donna M
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
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“blacksmith shop” (14 reviews)
“civil war” (16 reviews)
“candle shop” (9 reviews)
U.s 278, Washington, AR 71862
+1 870-983-2684
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Wow -- we were on our way to another location and the highway we were on just happened to pass through this state park. What a find! This town from the early 1800s was a hub of activity until the railroad chose to bypass it...More

Thank CMN14
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

This place is really worth checking out. It has all kind of history. The day we were there you could enter a least a half a dozen buildings. I enjoyed the courthouse and the hostel as well as the gun exhibit. We had a soda...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you enjoy history this will be a nice stop for you and it's only minutes from the interstate. Houses and businesses built in the 1800's that are in remarkable shape. Take the tours and eat at the old restaurant if you go. You wont...More

Thank Jack N
Reviewed April 25, 2017

We went here on a weekeday - almost no one else there, so we almost had it to ourselves. The staff were very friendly and helpful, in fact the only disadvantage was that not all exhibits were open. The highlights (as far as we were...More

2  Thank 1goofybird
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Talk about a hidden gem!! This state park is extensive, covering several city blocks. It is a living history museum, which means the docents are dressed in period wear, and each structure has been preserved in its original state (furnishings included) from pre and post-Civil...More

2  Thank VanEsq12
Reviewed April 13, 2017

In the many, many times I've visited Washington, Arkansas, I have never had a bad experience. One can wander about the area without being accosted by overbearing personnel or can sign up for a tour of the historic buildings. The Tavern is a fine place...More

1  Thank missinglynx1955
Reviewed April 4, 2017

This is a true town with a state park in the middle. From the blacksmith shop, candle shop, old post office/new post office all is so interesting. There are different homes and buildings open each day. Tours are available. Great for all ages

1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Was a fun day, especially enjoyed the armory, blacksmith and Ralston house. Everthing was well kept. All the volunteer 's were very knowledgeable and friendly.

1  Thank cmjea
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The town is the history lesson - court houses, homes, gun museum, print shop, candle shop, black smith shop - can walk the town or drive your car or take a buggy ride. There is a fee if you want to go into buildings -

1  Thank mammiepoppy
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

This place was very interesting. U walk around at ur own pace. The restaurant is very nice and not expensive. We would go back.

Thank Jessica H
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April 2, 2017|
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Response from missinglynx1955 | Reviewed this property |
I make a point of going when the attractions aren't open so that I can have the place to myself. I like wandering around the town looking at the houses and yards. It's just a different experience from taking the tour.