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Washington House Inn on the Main Street

The Most Beautiful Main Street in America

As a consistent favorite, this small town getaway is only 20 minutes north of Milwaukee. Cedarburg’s quaint beauty provides the perfect setting for anything you desire. Sit back, relax and watch the activity of the downtown area from our sidewalk sitting area. Or get into the mix and take in some history, shop ’til you…

Cedarburg Cultural Center

Know Before You Go: Cedarburg Cultural Center

Cedarburg has become a popular small-town destination, favored by many for its unique shops and museums, relaxing spas, and fantastic food and beverage scene. Located in the heart of downtown and a historic pillar since 1846, our Cedarburg, WI bed & breakfast is the perfect place to call home during your small-town getaway. Activities, festivals, and…

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…

Annual Ozaukee County Art Show

69 years and still counting! In Cedarburg, where the visual arts are known to play such an important role, the Annual Ozaukee County Art Show is about to celebrate its 69th year. The show, which has been delighting residents and visitors since 1947, opens on March 13 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, across the street…

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…

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…