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Washington Tricentennial Committee

300 years of history will be celebrated in Louisiana's third oldest settlement in 2020. Find out all we have in store.
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Celebrate Washington's rare bird heritage with a sightseeing event along the banks of Bayou Courtableau. If you're into bird watching, want to get into it, or are simply a history buff, this is the experience you've been looking for. Stay tuned for ticket information.

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Poster winner
A rendition by Washington artist Ted Bertrand of the old Schmitt hotel on Bayou Courtableau with a ghostly steamboat passing by has been selected for use as the official poster for the Washington Tricentennial. The house, at the corner of Bridge and Dejean streets, better known tod...

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Become a sponsor!
The Washington Tricentennial Commission is seeking sponsors to help underwrite the costs of the year-long celebration in 2020. Sponsorships are available at three levels: Platinum, for donations of $1,500 or more; Gold, for donations between $1,000 and $1,500; and Silver, fo...

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Special thanks to our sponsors for helping to make the Tricentennial possible.

• St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission
• Wolff Banquet & Reception Hall
• Louisiana State Newspapers

• Washington State Bank

• Andrepont Printers
• Tony Chachere
• Artworks by Ted Bertrand
• Ca...

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Tri-Centennial Tasters' Social

Nov 1, 2019 – Nov 1, 2019

In preparation for the town of Washington‘s 300 year celebration in 2020, the Steamboat City Association is hosting this Tri-Centennial Taster’s Social at the Wolff Banquet & Reception Hall.

Some of the best chefs in the area are rallying together; Jason Huguet of the Steamboat Warehouse Restaur...

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Why Washington

The town of Washington boasts a rich, colorful history. In the 19th century, it was the largest steamboat port between New Orleans and St. Louis, primarily because of its bustling cotton, cattle and sugar export trade. This gave rise to the wealth of antebellum plantation homes and Victorian architecture that gives Washington its quaint character today.

Eighty percent of its buildings are of historical or architectural significance. Several of its cemeteries go back to the 1700s. Many of its old live oaks are recorded in the Louisiana Oak Society register. It's also a certified bird preserve, with some 237 species identified. The Thistlethewaite Wildlife Management Area just north of Washington offers 11,000 acres of birding and nature walks. It is included on America's Wetland Red River Birding Trail. It's a mecca for both history buffs and those looking for the one-of-a-kind experience Louisiana offers.

2020 will bring events to Washington including birding tours along the Bayou Courtableau, Main Street Festivals, and so much more. 

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405 North Washington Street
Washington, LA 70589
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