Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati

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In the spring of 1905, Anderson House was completed and took its place as one of the capital city's most fashionable mansions—a "Florentine villa in the midst of American independence." The firm of Arthur Little and Herbert Browne of Boston designed the mansion as the winter residence of Larz Anderson, an American diplomat, and his wife, Isabel, an author and benefactress. For more than thirty years, the couple enjoyed their Washington home as a showcase for their art collection, a backdrop for high society galas, and a home from which they explored what they considered "the most beautiful of American cities."

Anderson House is also the home of The Society of the Cincinnati, the nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Its mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among its members.

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Museum Hours: Tu-Sat, 10am-4pm, Su 12-4pm
Library Hours: M-F, 10am-4pm
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Free Tours. Program costs may vary.
Events
Thru Dec. 31Tour: Anderson House
Thru Mar. 24, 2019A Revolution in Arms: Weapons in the War for Independence
Thru Mar. 24, 2019A Revolution in Arms: Weapons in the War for Independence
Thu. Dec 13Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776
Thu. Dec 13Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776

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Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati

2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
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