home of the Society of the Cincinnati is in historic downtown,
Washington D.C. Anderson House is a remarkable edifice,
and a reflection of the Society's distinguished place in our
history. Now a part of the National Register of Historic
Places, Anderson House is one of the premiere gems in
the crown of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Larz Anderson III, a great grandson of Richard Clough
Anderson of the Virginia Society, served as U.S. Ambassador
to Belgium and Japan in the early twentieth century.
He kept a winter residence in Washington D.C. at Anderson
House. Ambassador Anderson, with his wife, Isabel,
(depicted in the painting 'The Hostess' and included on
this site as the Anderson House index graphic) herself a
prolific writer and poet, lived in the house until shortly
after Ambassador Anderson's death in 1937. Mrs.
Anderson graciously presented the house to the Society,
along with many of the furnishings. It remains the
home of the Society, and holds a place dear in the hearts
of Society members far and wide.
Anderson House serves many purposes for the Society
and the community at-large. Open to the public,
tours of the Anderson House and the Society museum collection
can be scheduled throughout the year. In addition,
Anderson House is one of the few remaining palatial
residences from the turn of the century. The library
of the Society is housed there, and it serves as an
important historic collection of manuscripts, letters,
publications and media from the Revolutionary period.
Finally, the House is a pivotal part of the cultural
ethos of Washington D.C. In
State Department, and other receptions are often held
at Anderson House.
Society of the Cincinnati
Anderson House Museum Director
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008-2810