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Swallows Nest

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Swallows Nest, located at the corner of Fourth and Elm St. in Historic Downtown Washington, Missouri dates back to 1880 when it was the original home of the Droege family.  In the early 1900s the home became the Thias-Lefmann Funeral Home until 1920 when it was purchased by Nieberg and Vitt to continue as the Nieberg-Vitt Funeral Home.

In 2019, this historic two-story home was purchased by a family with a vision for historic renovation.

As you enter the downtown district you will drive by a beautiful stone fountain that serves as a monument to this historic transformation. As you enter the building you will be surrounded by boutique treasures that include furniture, home décor, and fashion items with a mix of vintage, vintage-inspired, repurposed, and new.

Swallows Nest has become the premier social venue where you can shop, eat, drink, gather with friends, listen to live music, and so much more!

Our boutique has an ever-changing selection of home decor, gifts and clothing, and our café offers sumptuous sweet and savory dishes that are sure to please. Join us Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Weekends from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Live Music on the patio runs from April-November on Friday nights from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.


Monday   11:00 am — 3:00 pm
Tuesday   11:00 am — 3:00 pm
Wednesday   11:00 am — 3:00 pm
Thursday   11:00 am — 3:00 pm
Friday   11:00 am — 9:00 pm
Saturday   10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Sunday   10:00 am — 4:00 pm
310 Elm St.
Washington, MO 63090

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Historic District
Activities Within 10 Miles
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
Discounts Offered
Military Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Restaurant On-site
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Recommended
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
Cuisine / Food Types Served
Deli / Sandwiches
Dining Type
Casual Dining
Dining Setting
Indoor Seating
Group Seating Available
Outdoor Seating
Intimate Seating
Meals Served