Local Attractions

Washington Square

Washington, Illinois is known locally and regionally for its small-town charm and historic appeal. The Cornerstone Inn’s location on the town square allows guests to experience the city’s 19th-century architecture, and even visit the same sites Abraham Lincoln frequented while in town on business or campaigning.

Make the most of your stay by visiting the many nearby attractions, from our beautiful parks to restaurants and retail stores. Browse vintage and handmade wares at local antique and craft stores, or shop for up-to-the-minute styles at neighborhood clothing boutiques. Enjoy retro candies and the charm of an old- fashioned soda fountain at Holland’s Mercantile next door. Feeling creative? Whatever your interests, we’re sure you’ll find a new favorite way to spend the day when staying at the Cornerstone Inn in Washington, IL.

Shops on Washington Square:

  • Attic Treasures
  • Blue Apparel
  • Brunk's Sporting Goods
  • The Blacksmiths
  • Cornerstone Inn
  • Denhart's Baking Company
  • Fosters Jewelry
  • Holland's Caramel Corn
  • Holland's Mercantile
  • Homespun
  • LeBakery on the Square
  • Lori's Kitchen Store
  • McKenzie River Pottery
  • Merle Norman Cosmetics
  • Peddler's Way Quilt Co.
  • Sentimental Journey
  • Step Back in Time
  • Ipava State Bank
  • Trinkets and Treasures
  • WRC Realtors