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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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Washington DC looks spectacular when lit up at night, so make the most of your time in the city by going on an evening tour on an open-air trolley. Going on an organized tour saves time working out local public transport, and means you can learn along the way through guide commentary. Tick off lots of top landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Washington Memorial, and more.
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RoseBowlTraveler wrote a review Mar 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio334 contributions36 helpful votes
Cincinnati natives in town for a quick meeting - had a morning to explore and walked over to the Larz Anderson House Musuem and were welcomed and invited in for a free tour (have to take tour to visit entire house). The fabulous Gilded Age "Winter Home" mansion is amazing in itself and the tour guide conveys lots of fun and interesting information along the tour. The building is also the home of the Society of Cincinnati and right now there is a really interesting exhibit on America's First Veterans (from the American Revolution) which helps set the stage for the tour. I understand there is also an Anderson's car museum in Boston - which I look forward to checking out! Great way to spend an hour or two in DC!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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BillUsma74 wrote a review Feb 2020
Canton, Georgia283 contributions49 helpful votes
This wonderful old city mansion is the home of the Society of Cincinnati. This is the HQ of the Society of a Cincinnati and heritage organization of the first sons of Officers from the Revolutionary War. They have tours of this magnificent building, it’s furniture, architecture and artwork. I lived in DC for years and never knew this was here. The true treat is the Library downstairs with original military books, including an original Blue Book Field Manual for Drill created by Von Stuben. The Librarian is terrific as well. We went with a group of West Point Classmates, well worth the stop. Parking can be iffy, however. It is free but you can leave a donation at the front desk.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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David C wrote a review Jan 2020
Columbia, South Carolina129 contributions24 helpful votes
With a city full of free museums, you don’t think of visiting the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati as a must do in DC. However if you are looking for something different than the Smithsonians, then this is an interesting jewel. It is free and located on Mass. Ave near DuPont Circle so it’s easy to find. The house was built in 1904 by the wealthy Larz Anderson’s as a winter residence and it shows how the elite lived around that time. In addition, Larz’s ancestor was a founding member of Society of the Cincinnati, named after the Roman general, and is the first American veterans group formed after the American revolution. Anderson, in honor of his ancestor allowed the home to be used as a meeting place for the society and after his widow died the house was bequeathed to the society. So the beauty is that you get two history lessons in one.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Subroto M wrote a review Jan 2020
25 contributions7 helpful votes
This is truly a hidden gem in Washington DC. If you are a fan of history and architecture it will truly blow you away. The Anderson House was built when America was at its heyday. The architecture is over the top Florentine, but extraordinarily well done and well preserved. It also has an interesting history both past and future.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Gene R J wrote a review Dec 2019
Silver Spring, Maryland4,029 contributions534 helpful votes
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The free one hour tour of this beautifully maintained 1905 mansion was the high point of our morning walk within 1/3rd mile of the DuPont Circle metro. We arrived at the 10 AM opening and acquired access to the museum rooms of the Society of the the Cincinnati which has important numerous letters and artifacts from the Revolutionary War Period including an original Purple Heart. As we were departing, we met Taylor, an expert docent, who offered us a full tour of the rest of the first floor and the second floors. It was tailored to our interest in architecture, coffered and exquisitely molded ceilings, carved oak doorways, and the collection of beautiful Asian treasures. Not open Monday. Arriving, we saw the ornate Goddess Dewi Saraswati statue in front of the Indonesian Embassy, and departing, passed the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in front of the Indian Embassy on our walk to the nearby Phillips Collection. All in all a wonderful morning completed by lunch at Panera next to the DuPont Circle metro.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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