Welcome to Downtown Washington, MO

Rome On the River

"Rome On the River"

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A little about Washington

Shopping is a popular draw to Washington. Washington's German heritage is historically preserved in its downtown, which houses antique shops, boutiques, specialty stores, art galleries and a variety of fine restaurants in its historic buildings. Washington's location is central to Missouri Wine Country, where a multitude of wineries offer visitors a taste of vintage Missouri wines.

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The history of Washington

Some of the earliest settlers in the Washington area were literally followers of Daniel Boone, who had blazed a trail from the hills of Kentucky to the wilderness of east-central Missouri. The German populace for which Washington is known began with the arrival of twelve Catholic families in the fall of 1833. This group and other later German immigrants were sometimes called "followers of Gottfried Duden," who for two years lived at nearby Dutzow and wrote glowing reviews of the area for readers in his homeland. The lush, green, rolling hills and the river valley reminded Duden of the area from which he came. A natural river landing, at what was to become the Washington site, made this an ideal place to begin a settlement. In the first three decades of the nineteenth century, the small community grew upon the gently sloping hillside on the south bank of the Missouri River.

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323 W. Main Street
Washington, Missouri

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Businesses in Washington, Missouri

Here is a collection of downtown Washington, Missouri businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Gary Lucy Gallery


We want to immerse your life in objects of beauty.


Mid-Missouri Fine Arts Gallery


A collection of fine art from unique artists.


The Art Center Gallery


Time well spent and enjoyable.


Brick Inn Bed and Breakfast


AAA approved and guest reminisced.


Cedar Creek Conference Center


A couple,family or company can recharge, reflect and relax.


Glenrich bed & Breakfast


Sit on the deck and watch the river roll by.


Corn Cob Pipe Museum

Museums / Attractions

See carefully crafted handmade hardwood and corn cob pipes.


Missouri Photojournalism HOF

Museums / Attractions

Travel the journey of how the way we see the news has evolved.


American Bounty


Enjoyable atmosphere and the food and wines to match.


Blue Duck Cafe and Bakery


We specialize in fresh baked goods, soups, salads and entrees.


Bugsys on Main


Casual fine dining and great entertainment.


Old Dutch Hotel and Tavern


Conveniently located hotel, bar and restaurant.


Annie Rose Linen & Antiques


Vintage and unusual home decor.


Brune Jewelers


We pride ourselves with our selection at competitive prices.


Country Living and Antiques


The perfect place to find something special.


East Main Antiques


Art, furniture and home decor.


Main Street Gourmet/The Fudge Shop


!0 different homemade fudges and much, much more.


Toni's Crafts and Home Decor


Crafts and Home Decor


Waterworks Antiques


Quality antiques at fair prices


Willow Creek Antiques


Take a tour of our ever changing treasures from yesteryear.