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.

Attraction/Venue Information

Did you know?

Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

Twitter

RT : Set course for the City Library at the Museum this summer. The first of our intergalactic craft activities is takin… https://t.co/Zlr6SdMt5d 4 hours 47 min ago
How lucky we are to live here πŸ˜β˜€οΈ Seaburn looking beautiful this morning. https://t.co/p7umYteCas 9 hours 15 min ago
RT : This week we launched , an action packed calendar of activities for the whole family at … https://t.co/XmI6rUIitK 1 day 5 hours ago
RT : Today's launch day (pun intended)for the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge. Visit to join the fun an… https://t.co/83Nid0d2b0 1 day 11 hours ago
Tomorrow πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ https://t.co/aBT4VPiAkf 3 days 22 hours ago
It's been three weeks since the first Sunderland Food and Drink Festival in the city centre with Wh… https://t.co/O26YasGwWW 4 days 3 hours ago
Jealous! 4 days 3 hours ago
Pop up park in Market Square looking lovely in the sunshine β˜€οΈ https://t.co/4s3Js5kMsr 4 days 4 hours ago
Find out more about the event line up for only a few short weeks to go πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ https://t.co/wYf0wl5eny 4 days 7 hours ago
RT : Big news! DERREN BROWN to return to SUNDERLAND with his brand new live show in AUGUST 2020! Priority booking now… https://t.co/bfiHHUbUsN 5 days 25 min ago
RT : Just before sunset along the Roker Seafront in https://t.co/Jv7qurplds 5 days 11 hours ago
We can't wait to see it finished!!! 6 days 7 hours ago
RT : Football + Airshow= A great weekend for Sunderland! https://t.co/vEzE0ve8Vq 6 days 7 hours ago
Can you believe we are almost 1 year on from the Tall Ships Races Sunderland! These fab posters and postcards are s… https://t.co/mPJpougEvR 1 week 1 day ago

Facebook

Download the See it Do it app

Sign up to our newsletter

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
10 + 2 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.