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Anderson House

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Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Address: 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
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+1 202-785-2040
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore the Society of the Cincinnati's historic headquarters, Anderson...

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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One of the great mansions just after the Gilded Age

Spend an hour touring this fascinating mansion built by an American diplomat and socialite at the turn of the 20th century - you will enjoy the beautiful architecture, decor, art... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend an hour touring this fascinating mansion built by an American diplomat and socialite at the turn of the 20th century - you will enjoy the beautiful architecture, decor, art, and the collection of artifacts along with learning about the family history intertwined with the history of the country. American Revolution is not at all the focus of the tour... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a combination of a glimpse into a society founded by George Washington, a Gatsby-like couple's home frozen in time, and 230 years of random moments in American political history rolled into a one hour tour. The Anderson's certainly loved their country and the role their family played in it, but this house also is a showcase for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Anderson House is the Head Quarter of the Head Quarter of The Society of Cincinnati (Revolutionary War male descendants) and the American Revolution Institute). It is located in the heart of DuPont Circle and the Embassy Row area of Washington D.C. The house was gorgeously built with as political/social functions by Ambassador and Mrs.Larz Anderson and later was given to... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is near the Phillips Museum and I would definitely go here. Never heard of the Cincinnatus society before and the Anderson family and home that supported them and still do to this day. It started back in the Civil War time. It is a gorgeous home, beautifully decorated with outstanding furniture and artifacts in it. Definitely do the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We have visited Washington D.c. many, many times, but did not know about this amazing, historical house. The house is owned by the Society of Cincinnati, a genealogy society dating from the Revolutionary War. Our tour guide was wonderful and informative about the Society, the Revolutionary War period and the house itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We walked by this property when touring embassy row and took the tour by chance. Beautiful property with interesting and entertaining stories about American History. The guide was knowledge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Although not sure about the Society of Cincinnati's commitment to help remember the Revolutionary War is through genealogy only and not based on ideology, Anderson House is a great place for the occasional classical music concerts open to the public and the tour is worth the visit if you would like to know more about the history of the Revolutionary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

While in Washington, I had a few free hours in the morning and found this tour, close to my hotel, mentioned in Trip Advisor. The Anderson House was a wonderful discovery that introduced me to the Society of the Cincinnati, aspects of the Revolutionary War and Isabelle and Larz Anderson. Our docent was very knowledgeable on many aspects of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a really interesting house. The variety of art and exhibits is great. The staff ifs friendly and helpful. The tour is great. We were in front of a large group so out tour of the house was rearranged so we would be on top of each other. Our guide was very funny and informative on all aspects of... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I had never heard of Larz and Isabelle Anderson or the Society of the Cincinnati before, so this tour was enlightening. The docent was excellent. Interesting glimpse into the life of the very wealthy folk of the past. I don't envy that lifestyle at all, but it's still interesting to see all the connections they made.

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