Food and Fun
- Art Classes
Art Classes can be formed at any time with 4 or more students by contacting the Connely Gallery at 706-678-5638. The Connely Gallery is located across the street from the hotel and offers classes using a variety of mediums.
- Callaway Plantation
5 miles west of Washington on US78 (across from the Washington Wilkes airport)
Callaway Plantation is a historic restoration project of the City of Washington. History is brought to life for those who visit the tree restored homes, structures, farm and fields. Visitors can get a glimpse of the old agricultural south and plantation life. The plantation includes the great manor house which remains virtually unaltered from when it was built in 1869. A hewn log cabin, a Federal Plainstyle house, a smokehouse, pigeon house, barn and cemetery are among other structures to be found on the site. Callaway Plantation is unique because it has been in the control of the same family since the arrival of the settlers in the 18th century. Much of the family furniture and equipment has been saved and is on display.
- Washington Historical Museum
308 East Robert Toombs Avenue (Phone 706-678-2105)
The Washington Historical Museum boasts a large collection featuring Civil War relics, Indian artifacts, and a recreation of 19th century home life. The Civil War relics include Jefferson Davis’ camp chest, General Robert Toombs’ uniforms, and original photographs from the period. The museum also houses a fine collection of guns of the period. The museum itself has been restored as it was in 1857 and is furnished with many pieces from the period. The grounds have also been landscaped using an early garden plan and using plants typical of ante-bellum gardens.
- Robert Toombs House
216 E. Robert Toombs Avenue (Phone 706-678-2226)
Robert Toombs was one of the greatest and most influential citizens in both Georgia’s and Washington’s long histories. A successful planter and lawyer, Toombs led a turbulent career as state legislator, U.S. Congressman and Senator. During his service in the State Legislature (1837-43), Toombs helped establish the State Supreme Court. Toombs also served as Secretary of State for the Confederacy for a period, led in the war as a Brigadier General, and had ambitions to become president of the Confederacy. He lived abroad in exile for several years after the war. Upon returning to America, Toombs scorned the thought of accepting political pardon. In 1880, he boasted, “I am not loyal to the existing government of the United States.” He spent the rest of his days in Washington and always had his door open to friends and visitors. The story of Toombs’ participation in the events of the Civil War is told in exhibits at his restored and furnished home.
- Mary Willis Library
204 E. Liberty Street (Phone 706-678-7736)
The Mary Willis Library was founded in 1888 by Dr. Francis T. Willis in memory of his daughter and as a gift to the people of his hometown and country. It was the first free library in the state of Georgia.
Architect Edmund Lind of Atlanta designed the sophisticated building in warm brick tones and picturesque profile of the fashionable high-Victorian style. Tall stained-glass windows light the high beamed interior where original furnishings are still in use. The central window, commemorating Mary Willis, was made at the Tiffany factory in New Haven.
A valued relic of the library is one of three chests brought to Washington by the Confederate Treasury in May 1865, containing coins to pay off the soldiers who were following the government in its retreat from Richmond. The library also holds a special collection of genealogical and historical books.
- Resthaven Cemetery
Located off Hwy 44, approximately 2 miles east of town
Resthaven Cemetery is one of the largest and oldest cemeteries in this part of Georgia. Prominent figures buried there include US Congressman & CS Army General Dudley McIver DuBose (1834-1883), US Senator and CS Secretary of State & Army General Robert Toombs (1810-1885) , US Congressman and Physician Joel Abbot (1776-1926), and Eliza Francis Andrews, whose book, “The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl”, became one of the most famous memoirs of the Civil War period.
- Washington Jockey Club
5 East Square Washington (Phone 706-678-1672)
Fine dining in historic setting. Open Mon - Thurs: 5:00 pm-9:30 pm; Fri - Sat: 11:00 am-2:00 pm &
5:00 pm-9:30 pm. For more information or to review their menu, visit www.washingtonjockeyclub.com/
- Talk of the Town
In the Fitzpatrick Hotel (Phone 706-678-7661)
Open for Lunch Daily with sandwiches, soups, salads;
Open for Sunday Brunch from 11am to 2pm. Price $10.99 per person
- CJ's Pizzeria
106 E. Court Street (around the corner from the Square)
CJ's is a locally owned Pizzeria serving authentic New York Style Pizza, Calzones, Stromboli, Warps and more. Their hours of operation are as follows: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Their phone number is: 706-678-6570
- Fievet Pharmacy Soda Shoppe
115 East Robert Toombs Ave (Phone 706-678-2260)
Sit down or carry-out. Hamburgers, hotdogs, milkshakes
- La Cabana Restaurante
120 Ann Denard Drive (near the by-pass) (Phone 706-678-1515)
Authentic Mexican cuisine
- Wings N Things
111 N. Allison St (behind the Fitzpatrick) (Phone 706-678-6825)
Wings, sandwiches, burgers, some entree's.
- Cade’s Home Cooking
9 East Square (across the street from Fitzpatrick) (Phone 706-678-5586)
Country buffet open for lunch daily.
- Deerlick Astronomy Village
The Deerlick Astronomy Village, DAV, is a unique planned community catering to the specific needs of amateur and professional astronomers.
DAV is located in the very darkest skies in Sharon Georgia, far away from big city lights. Sharon is approximately 12 miles from Washington.
- Southern Scratch Bakery
22 West Square
Southern Scratch serves breakfast, lunch, and specializes in unique baked goods. Open Tuesday - Friday 8am - 6pm and Saturday 8am -3pm. 706-678-7233 or www.southernscratch.com