BY FOOT, BIKE, OR CAR
Discover Washburn’s unique history through its architecture and historic buildings on this easily-accessible tour! Taking you through Washburn, this self-guided tour is accessible to all ages and bodies, following the paved roads and sidewalks in town.
Known as “Apostle Brownstone”, this rich, dark rock is responsible for Northern Wisconsin’s remarkable sea caves, cliffs, and rock formations. Soft enough to allow for intricate carving, it was also durable, and its dark color made it a popular building material. Many of the buildings in Washburn, Ashland, Bayfield, Superior, and Duluth, Minnesota are brownstone buildings from the 1800’s!
HISTORICAL BUILDINGS TOUR
Washburn City Hall
Washburn Public Library
St. Louis Church
Bayfield County Courthouse
DuPont Historic District
Washburn Family Dentistry
Chequamegon Book Company
Washburn Historical & Cultural Center
Ask the Chamber how you can support the Washburn Heritage Preservation Association’spublication, Wood, Stone, and Water, a local effort to preserve our area’s past for future generations. All proceeds go to the Washburn Heritage Preservation Association.
For a map of the Washburn Historic Buildings Tour, visit the Washburn Area Chamber to pick up a copy for free:
- Washburn Area Chamber
100 W Bayfield Street Washburn, WI