Historic Washington State Park

103 Franklin Street
Washington, AR 71862

870-983-2684
historicwashington@arkansas.com
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Interprets the 19th century town from 1824-1875; surrey tours of the Confederate Capitol, re-created Morrison Tavern Inn, Blacksmith Shop where the first Bowie Knife was forged, Weapons Museum, residences, print museum, steam-powered cotton gin, Williams Tavern Restaurant, Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, 1874 Courthouse. The 1836 County Courthouse was the Confederate State Capitol after Union forces captured Little Rock in September 1863. Famous travelers along the Southwest Trail included Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, and Davy Crockett. All stopped at the town’s tavern inns available in their day. The Morrison Tavern Inn replica stands on the same spot as the original along Ark. 195, the Old Southwest Trail. Recipient of a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.