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Cedarburg Plein Air 2016

Plein Air painting is alive and well in Cedarburg! If you happen to arrive in Cedarburg between June 8 and June 19, don’t be surprised to see as many as 150 artists hard at work at their easels on every street corner. They can also be seen in the picturesque parks, along Cedar Creek and in…

Get a True Taste of Germany in Freistadt, WI

About five miles southwest of the Washington House Inn as the crow flies lies Freistadt. The name Freistadt means “free city” in German, and identifies a little community that was founded in 1839 by 20 families who fled from Pomerania, Germany, to escape religious persecution. The immigrants purchased 40 acres of land when they arrived,…

Live Blues at Local Pub

Wander into Morton’s WisconsInn, on the corner of Hanover and Center Street, just behind the Washington House Inn, and don’t be surprised to find the small bar crammed with music lovers knocking back a few beers as they wait for the music to start. A typical old-school corner tavern, the walls and the tables are…

Exciting New Exhibit at Cedarburg Quilt Museum

Looking for something fun to do on a snowy afternoon in Cedarburg? Here at the Washington House Inn, we are always happy to steer guests a few blocks east toward the amazing Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts on Portland Road. To welcome in the new year, the museum has a brand new exhibit…

Cedarburg Artists’ Guild’s Holiday Art Show 2015

Residents and visitors who come to Cedarburg on a regular basis always look forward to the Holiday Art Show & Sale held during the first weekend in December. Organized by members of the Cedarburg Artists’ Guild, and held in the Cedarburg Community Center, just north of the inn, this annual event showcases the exceptional work…

Festive Fridays at Cedar Creek Settlement :: Holidays in Cedarburg

As the holiday season draws near, one of the most highly anticipated events in the Cedarburg area is surely Five Festive Friday Eves at Cedar Creek Settlement on the corner of Bridge Road and Washington Avenue, just a few blocks north of the Inn. Settlement merchants are already busy at work decorating the restored 1864 woolen mill…

Gothic History Tours :: Old Cedarburg Activities

One of the first questions guests returning to Cedarburg during the month of October often ask us here at the Inn is: “When are the Gothic History Tours taking place?” For those perhaps not in the know, over the past couple of decades the Cedarburg Cultural Center (CCC) has earned a reputation for sharing the dark…

Lions’ Den Gorge :: Hiking near Lake Michigan

Head north from Cedarburg to Lion’s Den Gorge, a beautiful 73-acre nature preserve located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Town of Grafton. Purchased by the Ozaukee County Parks Department in 2002, over the years, the preserve has become a popular destination for hikers and picnickers, not forgetting dog owners. Sometimes we suggest…