Glimpse History during Civil War Weekend


Civil War Weekend, which takes place November 1-2, is a popular educational event at Historic Washington State Park. The park is located in Washington, Arkansas, which had an important role during the Civil War.


The town was located on the rugged Southwest Trail, the earliest road across the state, and notable generals and lawmakers came from there. Washington also briefly served as the capitol of Arkansas during the Civil War.


Today, the history of the town is preserved at the park and you can visit there to learn all about what it was like to live in the 19th century. As to the event, re-enactors on site are scheduled to give living history demonstrations throughout the weekend. Guided tours of the historic homes and buildings of the town as well as surrey rides will also be available. Special programs include the Reaux, Roscoe and Lee Medicine Show, and a Civil War skirmish. The BW Edwards Weapons Museum and the Blacksmith Shop will also be open for tours each day.