In celebration of African American History Month, Washington State Park will host guided bus and walking tours of the work of CCC Company 1743. Company 1743 was an African-American Civilian Conservation Corps Company and their work can be seen throughout the park. Park staff will lead these guided tours and discuss the cultural heritage of Company 1743 and their craftsmanship. Tours will be available for each day as listed below. Bus and walking tours last approximately one hour. Walking tours will cover approximately one mile over natural surface.

All tours begin at the interpretive center near the north entrance to the park. There are a limited number of slots available for the bus tours, so reservations are required. Reservations are not required for the walking tours. Please contact the park office at 636-586-5768 or by e-mail at for more information or to reserve your spot on the bus tour.

All events are weather and conditions permitting and subject to change.

Schedule of Tours Each Day:

10 a.m. - Bus TourNoon - Walking Tour2 p.m. - Bus Tour


  • Starting Saturday, February 17th, 2018, repeated every day until Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Washington State Park

13041 State Highway 104
Desoto, MO 63020


Washington State Park

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