Old Washington Historic State Park

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Old Washington Historic State Park

Location:Exit 30 off I-30 at Hope, 9 miles northwest on US 278.
Facilities:Historic buildings, restaurant, group rental facilities (é).
Special Features:Established in 1824, Washington was an important stop on the Southwest Trail for pioneers traveling to Texas. Later it became a major service center for area planters, merchants, and professionals, and from 1863-1865 it was the Confederate capital of Arkansas. The park interprets everyday life in Washington from 1824 to 1889, with the 1874 Courthouse serving as the visitor center. Other restored structures include an 1836 Courthouse, blacksmith shop, weapons museum, several residences, and an 1832 tavern/restaurant where Southern country fare is served daily for lunch. The park also houses the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, a resource center for historical and genealogical research. Operated in conjunction with Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation.
Address:PO Box 98
Washington, AR 71862

Web: www.oldwashingtonstatepark.com
Size: 90 acres.

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A widely published researcher with the Arkansas Archaeological Survey, Kwas uses artifacts and other evidence to document the past in an Arkansas town around which the Historic Washington State Park was created in 1973.

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