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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We thought this was the perfect tour. The house and its contents were wonderful in themselves. The history of the House was interesting as was the story behind the first and subsequent owners. A tour like this makes one wonder why students do not lap up history and ask for more.
Our docent was knowledgeable, incredibly interesting and very easy to listen to.
We would definitely tour Anderson House again, and feel fortunate to know about this apparently unadvertised attraction.

2  Thank MaryM66
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We took the free tour on a Sunday which stayed at 15 past the hour. We leaned a lot about both the Society and the home. They also have a small exhibit on Hamilton with some artifacts.

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

DC’s best kept secret. Wonderful free museum of the Anderson House which became the location for the Society of Cincinnati. The guide masterfully tied together the post-revolutionary war society and the Anderson’s who built the mansion. Wonderful period architecture and antiques putting you into the heart of early 20th century Washington power. As an added bonus the museum had a Hamilton exhibit. The museum was free and wonderfully run.

2  Thank Christopher K
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

In addition to the tour of the mansion, with exquisite architectural design in every room, the Alexander Hamilton exhibit is educational for young & older viewers.

1  Thank Nay1007
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building where the Order of Cincinnati meets. Currently an interesting Hamilton display complete with Hamilton’s very own ribbon and Eliza’s widow ring. The free tour is well worth your time.

Thank Jackie K
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Emily and I got married at the Society of the Cincinnati: The Anderson House on May 19th, 2018. We wanted to have a cozy/intimate wedding with just close friends and family and the Anderson House provided the most magnificent backdrop to the wedding of a lifetime. Each room has its own unique character and je ne sais quoi, making for a lively cocktail hour, and the acoustics are just stupendous. Whether you're hosting an event or just in the mood to peruse an eclectic gathering of art, the Anderson House is a must see. Special thank you to Arlene Mallet for making Emily and my wedding one for the ages!!!

1  Thank philip6685
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

What an exquisitely preserved and furnished period house in the embassy district of DC! The free, one hour guided tour revealed many fascinating details about the past owners and occupants of the house. Every room is lovely, but in two rooms on the second floor you will find astonishing Flemish tapestries, the Diana and Arbor series - they are just extraordinary in their artistry and pristine condition - and course there is an interesting story to go with them. At the moment, there is also an interesting exhibit about Alexander Hamilton with original documents and artifacts on display. Very highly recommended!

2  Thank jameskul
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely surprise
A spectacular home dedicated to the Society of the Cincinnati by Larz Anderson and given in 1935.

A wonderful spot to visit on a hot Washington day.

Unfortunately they sold off too much land so the mansion is harmed in by buildings.

1  Thank bobbyb220
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

This home, dedicated to the Anderson family and telling the story of the Revolutionary war and the Society of Cincinnati, is worth a visit if you are a history buff. One of many possibilities in a city with so many choices.

Thank Beverly M
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We took a tour and while our tour guide was a little dry, we still enjoyed it. There's a nice Alexander Hamilton exhibit and information on the Society of Cincinnati, also.

Thank beth ann k
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