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Anderson House

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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...more
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2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3640
Dupont Circle
+1 202-785-2040
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We thought this was the perfect tour. The house and its contents were wonderful in themselves. The history of the House was interesting as was the story behind the first and subsequent owners. A tour like this makes one wonder why students do not lap...More

2  Thank MaryM66
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We took the free tour on a Sunday which stayed at 15 past the hour. We leaned a lot about both the Society and the home. They also have a small exhibit on Hamilton with some artifacts.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

DC’s best kept secret. Wonderful free museum of the Anderson House which became the location for the Society of Cincinnati. The guide masterfully tied together the post-revolutionary war society and the Anderson’s who built the mansion. Wonderful period architecture and antiques putting you into the...More

2  Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

In addition to the tour of the mansion, with exquisite architectural design in every room, the Alexander Hamilton exhibit is educational for young & older viewers.

1  Thank Nay1007
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building where the Order of Cincinnati meets. Currently an interesting Hamilton display complete with Hamilton’s very own ribbon and Eliza’s widow ring. The free tour is well worth your time.

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Emily and I got married at the Society of the Cincinnati: The Anderson House on May 19th, 2018. We wanted to have a cozy/intimate wedding with just close friends and family and the Anderson House provided the most magnificent backdrop to the wedding of a...More

1  Thank philip6685
Reviewed 15 June 2018

What an exquisitely preserved and furnished period house in the embassy district of DC! The free, one hour guided tour revealed many fascinating details about the past owners and occupants of the house. Every room is lovely, but in two rooms on the second floor...More

2  Thank jameskul
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

What a lovely surprise A spectacular home dedicated to the Society of the Cincinnati by Larz Anderson and given in 1935. A wonderful spot to visit on a hot Washington day. Unfortunately they sold off too much land so the mansion is harmed in by...More

1  Thank bobbyb220
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This home, dedicated to the Anderson family and telling the story of the Revolutionary war and the Society of Cincinnati, is worth a visit if you are a history buff. One of many possibilities in a city with so many choices.

Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We took a tour and while our tour guide was a little dry, we still enjoyed it. There's a nice Alexander Hamilton exhibit and information on the Society of Cincinnati, also.

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