Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute

Explore the Anderson House, home of The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati headquarters. A National Historic Landmark in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Since 1938, the Society has made its headquarters at Anderson House, where it has worked to advance its mission to honor the men and women who won American independence in the Revolutionary War. Tours of the mansion 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.

Hours
Museum Hours: Tu-Sat, 10am-4pm, Su 12-4pm
Guided tours begin at 15 minutes past each hour
Library Hours: M-F, 10am-4pm
Admission
Free Tours. Program costs may vary.
Events
Thru Apr. 5America’s First Veterans
Wed. Jan 29Author’s Talk – The Insurgent Delegate: Selected Letters and Other Writings of George Thatcher
Thu. Feb 13Author’s Talk – The Soldier’s Two Bodies: Military Sacrifice and Popular Sovereignty in Revolutionary War Veteran Narratives
Fri. Feb 21Lunch Bite – A Map of the Province of New York, with Part of Pensilvania, and New England
Thu. Feb 27Author’s Talk – Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Politics of Vengeance in the American Revolution
Thu. Mar 5Author’s Talk – 1774: The Long Year of Revolution
Thu. Mar 12Vintage Evening – Photographing the Revolutionary War Generation
Sat. Mar 21Concert – Nancy Peery Marriott and David Chapman
Mon. Mar 30Lecture – Suffering Soldiers: Moral Sentiment and Veterans’ Pensions
Sun. Apr 5Lunch Bite – The Female Review: or Memoirs of an American Young Lady
Tue. Apr 7Author’s Talk – The Boston Massacre: A Family History
Tue. Apr 21Author’s Talk and Concert – Hail Columbia! and the Music of the Founding Era
Mon. Apr 27Panel Discussion and Tour – Life Behind the Scenes: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age

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Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute

2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
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