Town of Washington

Washington represents the best of both worlds, a small town lifestyle with a very rich and vibrant cultural scene. With a backdrop of the Berkshire Mountains in Litchfield County, the town is blessed with picturesque natural surroundings that feature gems such as Lake Waramaug and the Shepaug River. Stunning farmland, rolling hills, and quiet country roads combine with historic colonial architecture to give Washington a quintessential New England ambiance as well as a laid-back atmosphere. The Town of Washington was also the inspiration behind the fictional town of Stars Hollow in the Gilmore Girls series.

With a population around 4,000, Washington is home to a tightknit and friendly community. The town hosts several community events throughout the year, such as the Harvest Festival and the Holiday in the Depot, which brings everyone together in order to celebrate the seasons as well as one another. These events are sponsored and organized by Washington’s non-profit organizations and local businesses. In fact, Washington’s business atmosphere is thriving as small and family owned stores continue to be the backbone of town in addition to excellent restaurants and gourmet markets.

The cultural scene in Washington is quite large for a small town. For decades, artists, musicians, and writers have been coming to Washington for inspiration and to showcase their work. There are several fabulous art galleries in town that showcase all types of artistic mediums. Washington also has two renowned museums and two world-famous dance companies within its borders.