Imagine yourself in a place where the tide of the American Revolution began turning, where the Civil War effectively ended, and where the American dream has flourished since. Don’t just imagine it. Experience Washington for yourself.
Stroll through the historic downtown where stately historical homes stand and where reimagined spaces provide all the modern amenities. Find the perfect antique décor to appoint your home. Dine at one of our restaurants serving up everything from Southern classics to international fare. Check out one of our annual festivals or get out on the water and paddle the Little River Water Trail.
With so many options in Washington and Wilkes County, you’ll want to make plans for your next visit while you’re here
Learn more about why Washington is one of Georgia’s best kept secrets:
Callaway Plantation humbly began with a log cabin in 1785 built by Job Callaway and grew to a 3,000-acre working plantation complete with a brick mansion by the 1860s. Telling the intimate story of one family's legacy, visitors can see, feel and touch 200 years of Wilkes County history. The property was passed down through the Callaway family and in the 1980s was given as a gift by the Callaway family to the City of Washington.2160 Lexington Road, Washington, GA 30673 706-678-7060
The Washington Historical Museum is a restored and furnished antebellum home containing a fine collection of exhibits that tell the story of Wilkes County through the tales of the people who lived and worked here in a bygone era.308 East Robert Toombs Avenue
A legend in his own time, Robert Toombs was a successful planter and lawyer, state legislator, U.S. Congressman and Senator. “Defend yourselves; the enemy is at your door...!” thundered Toombs from the Senate floor on January 24, 1860. The following year, Georgia seceded from the Union and Toombs personified the South by evolving from conservative Unionist to fire-breathing secessionist. After serving just five months as Confederate Secretary of State, he resigned to serve as brigadier general in the Army of Northern Virginia. In 1870, as the Reconstruction Era drew to a close, Toombs felt Georgia should live under a constitution of her own making. His last service to Georgia citizens was helping create the Constitution of 1877, which was not amended until 1945. Visitors are welcome to tour the house and grounds, and view exhibits and displays.216 East Robert Toombs Avenue
Join us in Historic Downtown Washington on the City's square! Enjoy our beautiful fountain, colorful flower beds, or take a rest under one of our many trees that line the square. There is always plenty of food and shopping to keep you entertained.
Washington is extremely lucky to have a year-round, locally sourced farmers market! Saturdays only as follows: Summer hours are 9 a.m. to noon, April through October. Winter hours are 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. November through March. Washington Farmers Market Facebook Page
Founded in 1857, this City Cemetery sits on 41.1 acres, and is included in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Washington National Register Historic District.
Exciting announcement soon about this historical treasure.
This 333-acre park on Clarks Hill Lake/Lake Strom Thurmond offers fishing, a boat ramp, picnic area and primitive camping.
Georgia’s Little River coasts 20 miles to end at Clarks Hill Lake. The water trail allows paddlers to experience a wide array of wildlife and a rich area history, from gold mines to Quaker settlements to Native Americans.
Beautiful 73-acre public fishing lake. Fishing permitted from the shoreline or by boat. Boats limited to electric motor. No gas operated outboards.