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Anderson House

2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3640
+1 202-785-2040
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Explore the Society of the Cincinnati's historic headquarters, Anderson House, a National Historic Landmark that has been the Society's home since 1938. The Society and its American Revolution Institute work to honor the men and women who won American independence in the Revolutionary War by supporting advanced study, presenting exhibitions and other public programs, advocating preservation, and providing resources to teachers and students. Tours of Anderson House reveal the history of the Society of the Cincinnati, the significance of the American Revolution, and the lives and collections of the home's first owners, Larz and Isabel Anderson. The mansion was completed in 1905 for the Andersons, a wealthy couple who devoted their lives to public service, travel, entertaining, collecting, and philanthropy-interests and activities that are reflected in Anderson House, where much of the couple's art collection and furnishings are still on display. Guided tours begin at 15 minutes past each hour. Anderson House also offers a changing exhibition gallery, a research library, and an active calendar of public programs.
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2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3640
Dupont Circle
+1 202-785-2040
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by the Anderson House out of curiosity as our hotel was nearby and we had some time to kill. Really interesting find relative to the American Revolution and George Washington's compatriots. We were able to take the free tour and were very happy...More

Thank pds1231
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

As shown by its relatively small number of TripAdvisor reviews, the Larz Anderson mansion is often overlooked in a city teeming with competing attractions. But if you're going to walk Embassy Row or visit the extremely close Phillips Collection, you need to make a beeline...More

Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I lived in the D.C. area for almost 20 years and never even knew this place existed, despite driving by it hundreds of times. As a tourist, I was looking for things to see that I missed while living here. Anderson house is a beautiful...More

1  Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Visited today with my granddaughters(12 & 14) and was very impressed by the docent Rob and everything we were told and saw! He explained the history of the house and the relationship between the house and the Revolutionary War and the WW1. Explained about the...More

Thank sleebrownies
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I love the Anderson House. The docents are a wealth of information. You are given the opportunity to learn about a little known part of history while seeing a gorgeous house with amazing pieces.

Thank Lookingforgoodstuff
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The mansion and tour can be seen as how the Anderson family keeps (unexpectedly) intersecting American history. One ancestor serves as an officer in the Revolutionary war. Another is the commander who surrenders Fort Sumter. The last marries an heiress, collects art, and builds a...More

Thank Dan_Yucaipa_CA
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was searching for something a little different on my last trip to DC. As a history teacher I have explored all of the usual monuments but never had the opportunity to spend time on Embassy Row. This hidden gem is also free to the...More

2  Thank JulieKJ
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This beautiful mansion has an extremely interesting historical significance. It is the home to the Society of the Cincinnati, which according to the tour and it's website, is the "nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French...More

Thank GrandpaX4
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This is an understated gem in the embassy district of the city. The tour guide we had, was knowledgeable about the house and the society that presently runs the building. The artefacts cover many different cultures expressing the Andersons eclectic and diverse experiences.

Thank Alexandra R
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

On our way to gaze at Embassy row we opted to take the tour of the Anderson House which is maintained by the Society of the Cincinnati. The home holds original art work and furnishings! The docent guided tour does a spectacular job giving you...More

Thank Annette K
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