Explore Arkansas History at Historic Washington State Park
What was life like in 19th-century Arkansas? Visit Historic Washington State Park to see some of the most interesting historical places in Arkansas and learn how Arkansas pioneers lived more than a hundred years ago.
Take a tour through the historic town of Washington, Arkansas, and explore the many historic buildings and residences, and view museum-quality antiques and weapons.
Interpretive Guides offer a variety of programming throughout the park, from tours led by park staff to craft workshops and living history demonstrations by Arkansas pioneers. Structures open for tours vary each day depending upon the day's interpretive theme. Tour tickets can be purchased at the 1874 Hempstead County Courthouse that serves as the park visitor center. A gift shop is also located inside the courthouse.
Structures that are open for touring vary each day depending upon the day's interpretive theme. The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open from 8 am to 5 pm. The Williams Tavern Restaurant is open 11 am to 3 pm. Note: All tour sites closed between 12-12:30 pm.