Founded in 1776, the city of Little Washington, North Carolina, was the first city in America to be named for General George Washington. Because of this, it is still occasionally referred to as “Original Washington.”
This historical gem is nestled in Eastern North Carolina along the Pamlico Tar River, making Little Washington known among visitors and residents as a beautiful, scenic destination. The well-known waterfront creates one of the most popular gathering spots in town, taking on a life of its own during annual festivals, local events and holidays.
Little Washington combines Southern charm and beautiful natural settings to create one of the “coolest small towns in America,” as selected by Budget Travel. With a beautiful and historic downtown, Little Washington is known for the stately homes and lovely gardens that make up its residential area, as well as the ornate brickwork featured on the vintage commercial buildings of Main Street.
From miles of waterway trails and the country’s very first Estuarium, to local restaurants and art galleries, Little Washington has a little bit of everything.