The Northeast Sights

Washington Old Hall

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  • Washington
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's 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 formal garden with an apple orchard.

Sight Information


The Avenue, Washington, NE38 7LE, England

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Sight Details:

  • £6.20
  • Apr.–Oct., Sun.–Wed. 10–4; last admission 30 min before closing

Published 08/18/2015


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