Historic Washington State Park

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1874 Hempstead County Courthouse at Historic Washington State Park...
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Horse drawn carriages at Historic Washington State Park...
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Gymnasium at Historic Washington State Park...
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Brunson House is available for events...
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Take a surrey ride at Historic Washington State Park...
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Blacksmith at Historic Washington State Park...
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Educational groups at Historic Washington State Park...
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Historical reenactments at Historic Washington State Park...
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Music at Historic Washington State Park...

What to know

An important stop on the Southwest Trail, James Bowie, Sam Houston, and Davy Crockett famously traveled through here. James Black, a local blacksmith, actually forged the legendary Bowie knife. From 1863-1865, it served as the Confederate capital of Arkansas. The 1874 Courthouse serves as the park visitor center. Start there, and continue to the Blacksmith Shop, Weapons Museum, Print Museum, and other historic locations that make up the largest collection of 19th-century buildings in the state. Williams Tavern Restaurant serves home cooking daily from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Make Your Reservation

1914 School house
Built in 1914, this building served as the second public school building for the town of Washington. Today, it is available for rent by the public for various events and group activities. Bunk rooms are available for overnight lodging. For reservations and more information, please contact the park at 870-983-2684 or [email protected]
Entire Building per day: $600.00
Excluding Bunk Rooms per day: $250.00
Meeting Room Only: $125.00
Auditiorium Only: $175.00

Group Lodge, Meeting Rooms

1914 School house
Built in 1914, this building served as the second public school building for the town of Washington. Today, it is available for rent by the public for various events and group activities. Bunk rooms are available for overnight lodging. For reservations and more information, please contact the park at 870-983-2684 or [email protected]
Entire Building per day: $600.00
Excluding Bunk Rooms per day: $250.00
Meeting Room Only: $125.00
Auditiorium Only: $175.00

Open Pavilion

Small Open Pavilion
For reservations and more information, please contact the park at 870-983-2684 or [email protected]
Per Day: $45.00

Meeting Rooms, Conference Rooms, Restrooms, Climate Controlled

W.P.A. Gymnasium with kitchen facilities
After the county seat was moved from Washington to Hope, the Washington Public School moved into the 1874 Hempstead County Courthouse. With assistance from the Works Progress Administration, a gym was erected in 1940 to serve the school. Today, this building is available for rent for public functions and group activities including family gatherings. For reservations and more information, please contact the park at 870-983-2684 or [email protected]
Per Day: $275.00
Per 1/2 Day: $175.00
103 Franklin Street
Washington, AR 71862
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