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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3640
Dupont Circle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anderson House is an extraordinary house once owned by Lars and Isabel Anderson when he was an Ambassador. Today it is the Headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati but is open for tours, lectures, private parties, and history camp. The current exhibit is on...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The Anderson House/ Society of the Cincinnati is a spectacular mansion from the early 1900s close to Dupont Circle metro. The free tours are very well done with lots of history on the house, the Society and the Revolutionary War. It is usually not very...More

Thank Saaysaay
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Free tours daily from 10:15am and every 15 mins past the hour. Takes about 45 mins to tour the Washington DC home of Larz & Isabel Anderson tat is administered by the Society of the Cincinnati- portraits of the president generals of the society and...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Anderson House is one of the few mansions built for the DC elite in the early 1900s that you can tour. It was passed on to the Society of the Cincinnati, the nation's oldest Patriotic Organization, who graciously offer free guided tours multiple times...More

Thank 523SM523
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Anderson House is a hidden gem! The house is filled with so much history & art - the docent had lots information to share. The house is beautiful, there's much to see! The woodwork & art collection are so lovely! Already planning my next...More

Thank Sharon E
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 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
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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

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Reviewed 29 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

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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

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Reviewed 19 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.

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