Historic Washington State Park Walking Tour

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Historic Washington State Park

Historic Washington State Park Walking Tour is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washington, Arkansas and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 3 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

road biking



city walk

historic site

Historic Washington walking tour take into the past to tree shaded boardwalks as you tour historic structures of the 19th century. Many guided tours and exhibits. 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.

13 days ago

This is less of a “hiking trail” but still a great place to stop and walk around. There are beautiful historic buildings and some amazing trees. Great for a family outing. Wide streets/paths and certain parts are sandy gravel. You can also drive around the whole park.

2 months ago

I love history. Beautiful town. I asked a lady if there is an established trail. She said no, we just walk the streets. Funny. I would to if I lived here.

Wed Feb 27 2013

We found the historic structures and exhibits very interesting. We spent 90 minutes examining just the gun displays.