Discover the story of America’s first President. Chart his road to presidency and explore his relationships with those around him and how they influenced the course of his life. The exhibition asks visitors to question ‘why does America need a president?’ and ‘did George suspect that his legacy would live on centuries after his death?’.
Enjoy the opportunity to get up close to some of George’s personal belongings, including his velvet frock coat. Find out which stories about George are actually myths and have your say by voting on the issues wall.
Sulgrave Manor was built by George Washington’s direct ancestor, Lawrence, in 1539. Today, the Manor tells the stories of the people who have lived in it through the centuries, from the busy family home of the Washingtons to a working Victorian farmhouse.
Get hands on with history by playing board games in the Great Hall, dressing up like a Tudor and grinding spices in the Kitchen.
New for 2022: discover how the lives of the early settlers in North America compared to the Washingtons as they made their home at Sulgrave. Find out about John Washington, the first Washington to settle in America, and explore themes of emigration and starting a new life.
The exhibition tells the story of the purchase of Sulgrave in 1914 by donations from both the UK and USA to celebrate 100 years of peace between the two countries. Displays showcase a selection of objects that have been gifted to the Manor over the years, including more quirky items like a piece of George Washington’s hair. Visitors are encouraged to question what friendship means to them and what role it plays in their lives.
In Sulgrave’s centenary +1 year of being open to visitors, explore the origins of its unique position as a symbol of peace and friendship between nations.
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