Top 10 Things to do in Washington, North Carolina

Washington, commonly known as The Original Washington, or Little Washington (to distinguish it from Washington, D.C.), is a city in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States, located on the northern bank of the Pamlico River. The population was 9,744 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Beaufort County. The closest major city is Greenville, approximately 20 miles (32 km) to the west.

1. Goose Creek State Park

2190 Camp Leach Rd, Washington, NC 27889-8262 Nature & Parks, State Parks
Excellent
57%
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37%
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Goose Creek State Park

Reviewed By RaleighNCtravel - Raleigh, NCRaleigh, NC

Enjoyed our visit

We enjoyed the walk along the boardwalk thru the swamp but didn't see any wildlife, only heard a woodpecker. It was very quiet and peaceful. There are many stuff animals of the area in the Visitors' Center. The staff person was friendly and helpful. The i

2. Turnage Theater

150 W Main St, Washington, NC 27889-4944 Concerts & Shows, Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries, Theaters, History Museums More
Excellent
84%
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5 based on 24 reviews

Turnage Theater

Reviewed By JMfromIndianLand - Indian Land, South CarolinaIndian Land, South Carolina

Oh Man, Go Back in History While you Enjoy the Show

What a really neat venue. An old, renovated theater, with a connection to the nearby East Carolina University Drama Department, and the subsidized Community Arts Program, it is quite a wonderful experience. We have seen several shows there including song

3. The Southern Nest

133 W Main St, Washington, NC 27889-4943 Shopping, Antique Stores
Excellent
80%
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

The Southern Nest

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North CarolinaDurham, North Carolina

no real collectibles

We are interested in collectibles and this place really didn't have any. They do have painted furniture, vintage linens, and new home decor and crafty items. The people were nice and greeted us as we entered the store. It's worth a stop if you are already

4. Little Washington Visitors Center

102 Stewart Pkwy, Washington, NC 27889-4971 Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
16%
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4 based on 12 reviews

Little Washington Visitors Center

Reviewed By NCTraveler2015 - Raleigh, North CarolinaRaleigh, North Carolina

Good First Stop

The Washington Visitors' Center is a great place to start off your trip in Washington. There are brochures and you can get recommendations of places to go, eat and shop. You might be lucky enough to get some history of why the river is called the Pamilco

5. The River Girl

238 W Main St, Washington, NC 27889-4946 Shopping, Antique Stores
Excellent
50%
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50%
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4 based on 2 reviews

The River Girl

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North CarolinaDurham, North Carolina

nothing I haven't seen before

As we walked in we were greeted with big smiles and hellos. The place is mostly furniture and new items with basically no vintage collectibles. I did see a monkey chandelier that I really wanted for our dining room but my husband just laughed at me. I hav

6. Ruth's House Antiques

228 W Main St, Washington, NC 27889-4946 Shopping, Antique Stores
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5 based on 2 reviews

Ruth's House Antiques

Ruth’s House Antiques & More is located at 228 W. Main St. in beautiful downtown Washington. We feature a large selection of antique, vintage and newer furniture, beautiful glassware and china, lamps, pictures and paintings, and many other interesting household items. Our inventory is always changing! Visiting us gives you an opportunity to support Ruth’s House shelter and add some beautiful items to your home. All donations are tax-deductible, and sale proceeds support Ruth’s House. Our salespeople are all volunteers, and the store is Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, Sundays 12pm to 3pm, and during special events downtown.

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North CarolinaDurham, North Carolina

tiny place for a good cause

Anything you buy here goes to support Ruth's House (a safe shelter for those fleeing an abusive relationship). It's a very tiny place and even even though we didn't find anything you should check it out (no junk here). The items they have are very nice an

139 W Main S, Washington, NC 27889 Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
Excellent
75%
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25%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Riverwalk Gallery

Reviewed By Lawrence B - Greenville, North CarolinaGreenville, North Carolina

Premeir Art Gallery in the Inner Banks

Riverwalk is a coop art gallery featuring the works of some 17 highly accomplished artists in many media. Painting, stained glass, pottery, jewelry and more are all there. The gallery is in an old turn of the century storefront with lots of ambiance just

8. St. Peter's Episcopal Church

101 N Bonner St, Washington, NC 27889-5016 Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
40%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
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Terrible
7%
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4 based on 13 reviews

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Known for its cemetery where Cecil B. DeMilles's relatives are buried.

Reviewed By Cathy M - Snow Hill, North CarolinaSnow Hill, North Carolina

Historic Church and Service

Attended Sunday morning service. Beautiful, historic church. Lovely inside and out. Service was enjoyable. Site of the Cecil B. DeMille family graves. Be sure to get an information pamphlet at the box near the front door to take a self tour of the grounds

9. South Market Antiques

127 W Main St, Washington, NC 27889-4943 Shopping, Antique Stores
Excellent
50%
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25%
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25%
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4 based on 4 reviews

South Market Antiques

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North CarolinaDurham, North Carolina

wasn't comfortable inside

The first thing I noticed walking in was the narrow aisles were completed blocked by people waiting at the cash register....you had to push your way through. Then looking around more I noticed how much merchandise was crammed into most of the booths. Some

10. Havens Gardens Park

Park Drive, just before the Runyon Creek Bridge, Washington, NC 27889 Nature & Parks
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By zetaspeechlady - Greenville, North CarolinaGreenville, North Carolina

Nice Park for Fishing and Playing

Although I miss the big wheel statue, it's nice how they remodeled the park to add equipment for children with physical impairments. You see many locals fishing from the pier. There are shelters with picnic tables for people to enjoy their meals. I've see

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