Washington Old Hall

Washington Old Hall

Washington Old Hall is the ancestral home of George Washington, the first president of the United States of America.

Today Washington Old Hall is under the ownership of the National Trust. The Trust, with assistance from the Friends of Washington Old Hall, has furnished the property much as it would have been in the 17th century.

The Hall is a popular regional visitor attraction and hosts a regular programme of events. It is also the destination of many American visitors, who come to see the ancestral home of their first president.

In recognition of the connection with America, the Hall celebrates key festivals and events every year, such as Independence Day and Thanksgiving. It has links with various American organisations and many American visitors.

Inside, there are displays on George Washington and the recent history of the Hall. There is also a fine collection of oil paintings, delftware and heavily carved oak furniture of the period.

Outside, there is a recreated 17th century garden, which leads to the Nuttery, a wildflower nut orchard, established with the help of the Friends of Washington Old Hall.

So take time out to discover this charming 17th century manor house. Take a stroll through the ornamental gardens and try one of the delicious home-made scones in the tearoom.

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