Most reviewed Historic Walking Areas in Washington
4.5Officers' Row(236 reviews) - Great Park Historic Sites • Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
This historic drive is lined with 21 restored Victorian homes built for military officers of the Vancouver Barracks, including Ulysses S. Grant, General O.O. Howard House and George C. Marshall. Two of the homes are open for tours.See more..
4.5American Camp(186 reviews) - Beautiful scenery Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Battlefields • Military Bases & Facilities
Not much to see compared to the English Camp. This camp only has 2 buildings and a laundress quarters, none of which you can enter. There is a new visitor center but it was closed on the day we visited (Tues). The best part was the views of the water as you walk along the many trails. Beautiful, breathtaking scenery. We saw two bald eagles perched on some rocks. See more..
The Exclusion Memorial sits at the exact location where Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island and exiled to Manzanar concentration camp in the CA desert. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 paved the way for all West Coast residents of Japanese descent to be evicted to 10 relocation camps during WWII. Bainbridge Islanders were the first to be removed. 227 men, women and children, two-thirds of them American citizens, were given 6 days' notice to abandon their homes, farms, businesses and daily lives and report to the Eagledale Ferry Dock to be transported to an unknown destination. Each person was allowed to bring only what he/she could carry. The Exclusion Memorial honors all 276 Japanese American residents of Bainbridge Island at the time, and explores their unique history before, during and after the war, including the role of a community who stood by their friends and neighbors.See more..
5.0Beacon Rock(103 reviews) - Great hike Historic Walking Areas • Geologic Formations
A mile-long walking trail takes you to the peak of this 800-foot geological structure formed from an ancient volcano, and rewards you with a spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge.See more..
I was staying nearby and walked along the rails to trails trail to this historical site. I really enjoyed learning the history of South Cle Elum and this rail yard. It was pleasant to walk around, read the signs, and picture all the busy and important railroading activities that went in here. I’m very interested in the history of everyday people, and have always been fascinated by trains. I loved the chance to walk around and learn.See more..
4.5Ritzville Carnegie Library(7 reviews) - The crown jewel of Ritzville Historic Walking Areas • Architectural Buildings • Educational sites • Government Buildings
The Ritzville Carnegie Library is a real treat. The building is beautiful with high ceilings and the original picture rails still on the wall. More importantly, the staff are amazing; friendly, courteous, and willing to help however they may. If you are new to town, stop in and introduce yourself. A library card is easily obtained and provides access to a wide array of books, ebooks, databases, movies, local history items, and more. Numerous programs are available for young children, teens, and adults.See more..
4.0Fort Cascades Historic Site(5 reviews) - Little known trail Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Scenic Walking Areas
Old growth trees easy flat trail heritage markers little known trail to experience in the Gorge on the Washington side of the river Top of my listSee more..
5.0Claquato Cemetery(5 reviews) - Amazing Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
We came to the area during the week so there wasn't much to do as most places nearby are only open on weekends. I saw this place as a suggestion on this site so decided to go. We were not disappointed. What an amazing walk. Beautiful and peaceful. Lots of old headstones. Definitely worth the time. I'm so glad we went. We also went over the the old church across the street and boy what a treat that was. Wow! We took many pictures. Don't forget to walk around back to see the old outhouse :)See more..
4.0Main Street(3 reviews) - Cute Town Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
3.0Clarendon War Memorial(1 review) - Tiny memorial honors Arlington's war vets Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Monuments & Statues
I was walking around Clarendon when I spotted this small old stone memorial and stopped to look it over. It has small plaques from various conflicts with names of service members from Arlington County. It's on the south end of Clarendon Central Park and almost looks like just a part of the park. It's rather small, but that's okay. What's also nice is the north side of Wilson where a bunch of historical photos from the area are hung up behind glass windows to display local spots from the past. While a small spot, it's interesting. I wouldn't go out of my way unless I'm a huge local-history fan, but if you're heading into or out of inner Arlington for a sight-seeing trip, it might be worth a quick stop. Plus, there are TONS of great restaurants in the area. Go for lunch, stop for some history.See more..