Explore the Societys historic headquarters, Anderson House, 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. The tour reveals 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.
Visitors tour the first and second floors of Anderson House on guided tours led by expert museum docents.
- Tours begin at 15 minutes past each hour and last for approximately one hour.
- Anderson House is wheelchair accessible.
- Photography with hand-held cameras is permitted on tours.
Tours of Anderson House for groups of ten or more visitors require reservations. Groups are limited to fifty-six visitors, due to space constraints in some rooms. Group tours are not reserved until confirmed in writing by the museum.
- Tours are available in some foreign languages or with a sign language interpreter, upon request.
- In some cases, group tours may be scheduled outside regular museum hours.
- School groups are welcome.
Tours of the current temporary exhibition by its curator may be requested either separately or in conjunction with tours of Anderson House.
- Allow at least thirty minutes for the tour and browsing.