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Murder trial at Washington dinner theater Saturday

By submitted, 06/23/22 2:04 PM

WASHINGTON – Looking for something to do this Saturday that is located inside?

Experience 19th century justice in Washington as you take part in our “Trial by Jury” series. The evening will begin with a meal at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant at 6pm and then you will proceed to the trial drama at the 1836 Hempstead County Courthouse.

The 1844 murder trial of Henry Skaggs will be reenacted for the audience. Reservations are required.  Call the park visitor center at 870-983-2684 to make your reservation. Admission price is $25 per adult and $20 per child (age 14 and under).

About Historic Washington State Park

Historic Washington State Park, located in Washington, Ark., is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Mondays. The park is a restoration village interpreting the historic Arkansas town in the 19th century. Daily tours are provided to over 15 historic sites and museums, such as the B.W. Edwards Weapons Museum and Blacksmith Shop.

Relax and enjoy your stay at the Historic Washington Jailhouse Bed & Breakfast and enjoy a Southern cooked meal for lunch at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant. Also available on-site is the 1914 Schoolhouse bunkroom for group rentals, and the historic 1860 Brunson House and 1940 WPA Gymnasium for weddings and meeting space for groups of all sizes.

To learn more about upcoming historic tours, events, rent a facility, or book a room in the Jailhouse Bed & Breakfast, visit HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com or call 870-983-2684.  The park is located on US 278 Highway, nine miles north of Hope and can be reached by taking Exit 30 off Interstate 30.