Anderson House
   
   
   
 

Anderson House

 

The 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  fact,




State Department, and other receptions are often held at Anderson House.







 

The Society of the Cincinnati
Anderson House Museum Director
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20008-2810

Phone:  202-785-2040


 

   
   
 
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