Performances, movies, visual arts and hands-on creativity take center stage in Washington! Come for the World’s Oldest Continually Operating Movie Theater and stay for the incredible performing arts spaces, art galleries and places to create!
Ghosts of Washington(9/20/2023)-WASHINGTON, IA – The Washington Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a brand-new event unlike any other they have hosted in the past. On October 28 we are inviting…
Leadership Washington Class Begins(9/18/2023)-On Wednesday, Sept 13th the Washington Leadership Class of 23-24 met for the first time to start their year off. They started the morning with an icebreaker welcoming all the…
SNOW – ceremony & parade(11/25/2023)-We can’t wait for the 28th Annual Lighted Parade tonight! Please park off the square so our floats can make it around safely Join us in front of the Washington…
SNOW this Saturday!(11/21/2023)-Main Street Washington is getting ready for lots of SNOW in Washington THIS Saturday! Start your day off with the Jingle Bell Fun Run 2023 downtown and/or Breakfast with Santa…
The Historic Downtown Walking Tours have wrapped up for 2023! We learned about Pythias & Damon, saw some beautiful apartments, heard plans for Northside Diner, stepped back in time at the Mason Lodge & even had some State Theater popcorn!
Main Street Washington and the Washington Historic Preservation Commission would like to thank everyone who joined us the last two weekends while we explored spaces, delved into the past, and learned about future projects! We are especially grateful for all of the owners and volunteers who gave their precious time to make these tours a success.
Melissa w/Stairway to the Stars
Entering Northside Diner
Kendall Apartment Tour
Balcony at Kendall Apt
Tour Group #4
Fred Stark at the Village
We led four wonderful groups of people through Downtown Washington and had a great time (while also getting all of our steps in lol)! Funds from these tours will go towards helping Main Street update the holiday hanging baskets and other downtown holiday decor!
If you missed the tours, stay tuned! We’re already brainstorming for next year and might even do some Spring AND Fall tours!
-Tours brought to you by MSW Design Committee & Historic Preservation Commission