Washington is a beautiful, historic waterfront town located on the Pamlico River in Eastern North Carolina. It is the first town in America named after President George Washington. Our downtown harbor district boasts a mile long riverfront boardwalk, charming historic homes and churches, a restored 1920's grand theatre, an Underground Railroad Museum and the only Esturiarium Museum in the country. Our quaint downtown has unique boutique shopping, art galleries, antique shops and wonderful dining establishments. Everything in Washington revolves around the river. We have marinas, kayak and paddle board rentals, sailing waters ,fishing and crabbing opportunities and deep water access for powerboats and jet skis. Because we are a small rural town we have loads of safe and picturesque biking roads and highways. We are 1 1/2 hours from the beaches of the Outer Banks. Washington is the new modern hometown where people live, work and play downtown. We are accepting of all lifestyles and promote inclusiveness of everyone. Washington is known for it's friendly laid back feel but we are bursting with personality and activities to keep you engaged. Many a visit turns into a new resident for our beautiful town. Come for a day,a weekend or a lifetime.