The Society of the Cincinnati

2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC








The Society of the Cincinnati, founded in 1783, is the oldest private patriotic organization in the United States whose membership requires ancestry from the Continental Army and Navy. The Society is located in the Anderson House, originally owned by Larz Anderson (of the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA). Its collections focuses on eighteenth century naval and military history and includes portraits from the likes of Charles William Peale and John Trumbull.


Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm
Admission: Free



Photo Credit: (Left) Society of the Cincinnati
                     (Right) Allegorical portrait of Thomas François Lenormand de
Victot, 1742-1782, Nicolas
                    René Jollain, Society of the Cincinnati


Updated January 24, 2019

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