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Anderson House

2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3640
+1 202-785-2040
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2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3640
Dupont Circle
+1 202-785-2040
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Anderson House, also known as the Larz Anderson House, is one of the most fashionable mansions in Washington, D.C. "A Florentine villa in the midst of American independence," according to one description. Located at 2118 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, on Embassy Row in the DuPont...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Society of the Cincinnati is all about the Revolutionary War. So I though the Anderson house would have Artifacts from then. Nope this is all about Lars Anderson and his wife who eventually gave the house to the society. It still neat with everything...More

Thank Chris H
SOC1783, Deputy Director at Anderson House, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and four-star review, Chris. You're right that, while highlighting the history and significance of the Society of the Cincinnati and the American Revolution, the majority of the standard tour of Anderson House interprets the history of this magnificent home and...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The Anderson House is a little gem on Massachusetts Ave., just west of DuPont Circle. It was built in 1902-04 by a wealthy couple with the latest technology at the time. It is now owned by the Society of Cincinnati. It is hugh (10,000 square...More

Thank RWG2020
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I've lived in the DC area for over 25 years and had not heard of this. Thoroughly enjoyed the free tour to learn about the Order of Cincinnati, Revolutionary War history, and the Andersons who lived there. The Gilded Age style mansion is a smaller...More

1  Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A life long friend is a member of 'The Society of the Cincinnati' and decided to have his wedding here. Truly a 5-star wedding experience. Lars Anderson was a member of the society and built the house around 1905 and donated it to the society...More

Thank hvbohio
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I was lucky to get on the free tour at 2:15pm the only tourist on the tour. The admission is free too. I was impressed with the luxury decoration and design. Just check out the pictures.

1  Thank ldjsun
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The mansion supports the Order of Cincinnatus, a men-only organization of descendants of those who served as officers in the Revolutionary War. The first Order president was George Washington; the second was Alexander Hamilton. The Andersons, from Boston, donated the mansion to the Order after...More

1  Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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...More

Thank Oh2BTravelling
Reviewed 20 December 2016 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...More

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