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WELCOME TO
SULGRAVE MANOR

A UNIQUE VENUE WITH A FASCINATING HISTORY

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.

Explore Sulgrave Manor, an accredited museum, which comes to life with costumed interpreters, interactive games and engaging displays. Set in a picturesque village some thirty miles from both Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, Sulgrave Manor’s compact size, inviting gardens and café serving hot and cold drinks, light lunches and tasty homemade cakes, make it an ideal family destination.

Events at Sulgrave Manor

New Chairman of the Board

We’re very happy to announce Dr Nigel Bowles, former Director of the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, as the new Chairman of the Board for Sulgrave Manor Trust. Our outgoing Chairman, Norman Hudson OBE, steps down following 30 years of involvement with Sulgrave Manor.

Dr Bowles, who has a particular interest in the history of the US Presidency, praised his predecessor’s work. “In succeeding Norman as Chair, I will seek to build upon the Trust’s achievements under his leadership. The challenges before the Trust are considerable, but I am confident that with the continuing support of the Sulgrave community, the Manor’s unique status as a symbol of the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States will be recognised ever more widely.”

We’re very happy to announce Dr Nigel Bowles, former Director of the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, as the new Chairman of the Board for Sulgrave Manor Trust. Our outgoing Chairman, Norman Hudson OBE, steps down following 30 years of involvement with Sulgrave Manor.

Dr Bowles, who has a particular interest in the history of the US Presidency, praised his predecessor’s work. “In succeeding Norman as Chair, I will seek to build upon the Trust’s achievements under his leadership. The challenges before the Trust are considerable, but I am confident that with the continuing support of the Sulgrave community, the Manor’s unique status as a symbol of the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States will be recognised ever more widely.”