St. Stephens Historical Park
Washington County is home to the St. Stephens Historical Park. A visit to the park is a way to introduce children and adults to Alabama’s rich heritage. There are many recreational activities available for visitors, including fishing in the park’s 100-acre lake, RV camping, primitive camping, biking, birdwatching, horseback riding, picnicking, and hiking. Visit the website below for more information on the St. Stephens Historical Park.
Old St. Stephens Courthouse Museum
The St. Stephens courthouse served the county seat for 53 years until the county seat was moved to Chatom in 1907. In 2000 the St. Stephens Historical Commission undertook the restoration and rehabilitation of this historic courthouse.
The St. Stephens Courthouse is now open to the public as a Visitor Center and Museum. Admission is free! Visitors can tour the beautifully restored courthouse from 7:30-4:00 Monday through Friday. No reservations are required, and large groups can call ahead for a guided tour of the Courthouse and Museum and also the nearby Old St. Stephens Historical Park.
Chatom Community Center and Lake Ellis
The Chatom Community Center is surrounded by a 22 acre lake stocked with bream and bass. Picnic and barbecue areas are also available. The Community Center overlooks Lake Ellis and will comfortably seat a maximum of 336 people. There is a 1.2 mile walking trail which surrounds Lake Ellis and the Community Center. For rental information contact the Chatom Town Hall @ 251-847-2580.
Deerfield Golf Course
Deerfield Golf Club, located on Hwy 56 East, consists of an 18-hole golf course. For green fees and rental information about the club house call 251-847-2056.
Located in basement area of the Washington County courthouse. The museum showcases many replicas of Washington County’s rich past. Washington County is Alabama’s 1st county and boasts the 1st territorial capital at St. Stephens.
Visit Alabama’s Front Porches to learn more about the recreational activities in Washington County