Washington Old Hall

Washington Old Hall

In light of the most recent government measures to control the spread of Covid-19 virus Washington Old Hall (the whole site including gardens) will be closed to the public for 2 weeks.  

It is National Trust’s commitment to have our parks and gardens open. We will review the situation in two weeks’ time to with a mind reopen the garden for visitors. This is subject to change following guidance as it changes.

 

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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Did you know?

Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.

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