Experience the history and splendor of Gilded Age Washington, D.C., at Anderson House, the winter home of Larz Anderson, an American diplomat, and his wife, Isabel, an author and benefactress. Completed in 1905 in Washington's most fashionable neighborhood, Anderson House provided the couple a prominent place to entertain and display their collection of fine and decorative arts, as well as evidence of their family history and patriotic service. Anderson House, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the few original Embassy Row homes open to the public and offers a unique glimpse into political and private life in early twentieth-century Washington.
Today, visitors tour the first and second floors of Anderson House on guided tours led by museum volunteers or staff.
- Tours last approximately one hour.
- Anderson House is wheelchair accessible.
Tours of Anderson House for groups of ten or more visitors require reservations. Groups are limited to forty-five 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, upon request.
- In some cases, group tours may be scheduled outside regular museum hours.
- Groups wishing to tour Anderson House with their own guide or lecturer must also make a reservation and will be accompanied by a museum staff member or volunteer.
- 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.
- Groups wishing to tour the exhibition with their own lecturer must also make a reservation.