Sulgrave Manor is a Tudor and Georgian house built by direct ancestors of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
Discover how Civil War, financial ruin, and a shipwreck led to Washington’s great-grandfather seeking a fresh start in the New World.
Set in a picturesque village some thirty miles from both Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, Sulgrave Manor’s compact size, inviting gardens, cosy Brewhouse; serving hot and cold drinks and tasty handmade cakes, make it an ideal family destination.
11th April - 29th September: Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 11.00am - 5.00pm.
Last Entry 4.00pm.
Sulgrave Manor is in the village of Sulgrave just off the B4525 road from Banbury to Northampton.
Sulgrave is about half an hour from Oxford, Stratford and Warwick and ninety minutes from London via the M1 or M40.
The nearest station is Banbury. There are regular direct trains from London Oxford, Birmingham, and Stratford-Upon-Avon as well as direct links to other major towns and cities. There is a taxi rank at Banbury station and the journey takes about 15 minutes.
Car park on site
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Standard Adult: £7.20
Child (Age 5-16): £3.60
Family (2 adults, 3 children): £20.00
- Accessible toilets
- Accessible parking
- Guide dogs welcome
- Access statement available
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
Groups are welcome all through the year by prior arrangement only.
We can offer private tours for individuals (4-10 people) with one of our senior guides. Prices are on request and this must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
We can also offer for groups of 20 or more, guided tours of the house and garden.
There is no richer symbol of the deep historical and cultural connection between our two nations than the ancestral home of the leading founder of the United States.
Dr Steven Knapp, President of George Washington University, Washington DC
The initiative for the purchase of Sulgrave Manor came from the Peace Centenary Committees set up in 1911 to determine how to commemorate the centenary of the Treaty of Ghent, which established peace between Britain and the USA in 1814.
Sulgrave Manor Trust was established in 1921 to care for Sulgrave Manor and today has specific responsibilities.
Alongside these aims it exists to promote Friendship and goodwill between the British and American peoples and Sulgrave Manor’s historic and symbolic role as a centre for such sentiments.
A unique heritage venue with bespoke weddings held in the house, barn and gardens all set in a beautiful conservation area.
Get married in a Tudor hall or in our stately barn in the picturesque village of Sulgrave on the Oxfordshire/Northamptonshire border.
Enjoy your reception in our beautiful grounds, whether it be in a tepee on the lawns or in the grandeur of our barn.
Staff at Sulgrave Manor are ready to help with every detail of your wedding and can provide a one stop shop for all your wedding needs while allowing you the freedom to make your own choices and create a truly bespoke event.
We offer corporate hire.
Sulgrave Manor welcomes over 200 school groups a year from all over the country.
We pride ourselves on providing schools with high-quality learning experiences which engage children and young people and enhance their learning inside the classroom.
Our award-winning Learning Programme brings the Tudor period and history of Sulgrave to life through hands-on activities including role play, object handling and interaction with costumed characters from our past.
Each of our programmes is linked to the National Curriculum and visits are led by fully trained members of the Learning Engagement Team.