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Washington, Georgia is one of the oldest towns in Georgia and is the first city in the United States named after George Washington, who was a general when the town was named. The beautiful historic homes which line the main street, Robert Toombs Avenue, are well maintained and unique. Many of the homes are open for tour the first Saturday in April (which begins what locals call "Masters Week" because Augusta is nearby). The town square has cute, trendy little shops, and three good restaurants. Be sure and visit the newly restored Fitzpatrick Hotel. If they are not busy, they will take you on a tour. The restaurant in the hotel is the finest in town and is known for its Sunday brunch.
Washington also has some great historic museums to visit. The Robert Toombs House, the Washington Museum, and about three miles out, the Callaway Plantation are all worthy of the visiting. Washington-Wilkes, as the area is known, has connections to the American Revolution and the Civil War. Kettle Creek Battlefield is about 15 minutes away on GA 44.
A French couple has opened a B&B, Lafayette Manor Inn and serves fantastic authentic cuisine. You must call for reservations and you will pleased that you did! There are numerous wonderful B&B's all over town. The new visitor's center on the town square has information for all.
Washington has been known as one of the South's best secrets. Shhhhh!