Ride The Rails To Washington, "The Heart Of Wine Country"
August 24, 2018
Billed as the "Heart of Wine Country," the historic German town of Washington, boasts over 40 wineries within an hour of the community making it a great base for a winery adventure. Located on Highway 100 from Interstate 44, it is less than an hour's drive from St. Louis.
For a relaxing fall outing through the scenic countryside, take Amtrak. The train provides daily service from St. Louis and Kansas City to Washington's train depot and Visitor Center. The depot is located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, riverfront park and lodging.
The rivertown was founded in 1833 with the arrival of 12 Catholic families in the fall of 1833. The town is proud of its German heritage. Many of its historic structures remain today.
Washington will celebrate its heritage at the annual Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts at Main and Elm streets, Sept. 21-23 with artisans from across the Midwest, music and food.
On Wednesdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 31, take a Haunted History Wagon Ride. Visit some well-known historic sites and the hauntings surrounding them. Reservations are required.