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Washington Old Hall

Washington Old Hall Review

This is the ancestral home of the first U.S. president. George Washington's direct forebears, the de Wessyngtons, lived here between 1183 and 1288. Other family members resided in the house until 1613, when the property was rebuilt in its current form, using parts of the medieval manor. The stone house retains a Jacobean (17th-century) appearance, particularly in the fine wood paneling and the heavy furniture. There's also a sweet formal garden with an apple orchard.

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  • Address: The Avenue, Washington, NE38 7LE | Map It
  • Phone: 0191/416–6879
  • Cost: £5.50
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Oct., Sun.–Wed. 11–5; last admission 4:30.
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  • Location: Washington
Updated: 04-29-2013

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