Historic Washington State Park will be open for tours in December.

Christmas holiday traditions will return to Historic Washington State Park on December 5 and 12.

The 34th annual candlelight tour will be from 5-8 p.m. on both Saturdays. Admission is free.

Candlelit streets provide the setting for decorations, music, and more as people stroll through the Hempstead County town.

Homes of yesterday will be adorned with 19th century decorations and the streets will be lit by thousands of luminaries.

Meals may be enjoyed at William's Tavern Restaurant, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a set limited menu. To accommodate more people, the restaurant will also be serving at the WPA Gym from 5-8 p.m. Cash only will be accepted at the gym.

Due to Arkansas Department of Health restrictions, no in-house tours will be available.

All can enjoy music and 19th century Christmas scenes throughout the park at no charge. The visitor center in the 1874 Courthouse and the Gift Shop will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Face mask will be required to enter the visitor center and restaurant.

Historic Washington State Park is eight miles north of Hope on U.S. 278.

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