Welcome to Town of Washington Welcome
With its rich agricultural region and proximity to Bayou Courtableau, the Town of Washington quickly became the 19th century’s largest steamboat port between New Orleans and St. Louis. Cotton, cattle, sugar and molasses were the primary exports of the day. This bustling trade was largely responsible for the wealth of antebellum plantation homes and Victorian architecture which give Washington its quaint character today. In fact, 80% of its buildings are of historic or architectural significance.
The old Steamboat Warehouse on Bayou Courtableau not only serves as a reminder of the town’s halcyon days, it’s also a renowned restaurant that attracts visitors from all over the country. Many of the brick commercial buildings that still dot Main Street maintain their 19th century ornamental store fronts, down to the blocker tie rings that secured horses.
From big to small to always down-to-earth, the Town of Washington has something for everyone.
Repair to main line near Water St.
A water leak is being repaired near Water st. Expect water outages and/or low water pressure near the area. Water service will resume once the water leak is resolved.
3rd Annual Maestro Foundation Holiday Toy Giveaway
Maestro Foundation will hold its 3rd Annual Toy Giveaway on Saturday December 23, 2023 from 12pm - 2pm. Location is the Washington Recreation Center @ 320 Martin Luther King Dr. Washington, LA 70589. Click here for even flyer for more information
2023 Christmas Festival Arts and Crafts booth application.
Steamboat City Association, Inc. presents the 2023 Washington Christmas Festival on Dec. 9, 2023. Click here to download the arts and crafts vendor application form. Due to limited booth space availability, remit an application and payment as soon as possible. Questions may be directed to...