Washington Cultural District

Located on Bayou Courtableau and a thriving steamboat town in the 1800s, Washington served as the largest port between New Orleans and St. Louis. Steamers worked their way through a maze of bayous and rivers to carry cargo to New Orleans. Plantation homes, cottages, warehouses and other bulidings from those steamboat days are still standing serving as restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, and shops. Much of the original town is included in the Washington Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Participating Businesses:

Historic Washington Art Gallery
The gallery features a variety of fine craft artists from St. Landry Parish and the surrounding region.
Location: Corner of Veterans Memorial Dr. and Church St.

Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall
40,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry and primitives. 50s style cafe offers home-cooked meals. Semi-annual Antique Fair & Yard Sale on the 2nd weekends of April and October with vendors on six acres.
Location: 123 Church St.
Hours: Fri-Sun: 9AM-5PM