2 Hours of Art History in Dupont Circle

Explore America’s first museum of modern art, visit Anderson House to learn about the Society of the Cincinnati and stroll down Connecticut Avenue.

Stop One

Encounter superb modern art at the Phillips Collection

21st & Q streets, NW
Tues – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday – 12 – 7 pm
Paintings by Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O’Keeffe, van Gogh and Diebenkorn are among the many stunning impressionist and modern works that fill America’s first museum of modern art. Stressing the continuity between art of the past and present, the museum offers a strikingly original and experimental approach to modern art by combining works of different nationalities and periods in displays that change frequently. The setting is similarly unconventional, featuring small rooms, a domestic scale, and a personal atmosphere.


Stop Two

Learn about the American Revolution at the Anderson House

Massachuysetts Avenue & Q Street NW
Tues – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday – 12 – 7 pm
Discover a hidden treasure! The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati offers visitors special insights on American history from the American Revolution through the early 20th century via tours and exhibitions. Founded by George Washington and his officers, the Society of the Cincinnati is the oldest patriotic organization in the United States. Located on Embassy Row in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, Anderson House, which was completed in 1905, was originally the home of Larz and Isabel Anderson, one of Washington’s wealthiest couples. One of the few private mansions in the city visitors can explore, it combines the elegant and welcoming style of its early years with the high purpose of promoting the memory of the American Revolution.


Stop Three

Stroll down Connecticut Avenue

Connecticut Avenue NW An array of unique shops and exciting restaurants can be found along Connecticut Avenue, one of the busiest streets in the neighborhood. The dining scene includes a diverse mix of international flavors at marquee restaurants, casual bistros, brunch hot spots and late-night dining options, while the retail scene includes local shops like Proper Topper, Bloom and Betsy Fisher — you’re sure to find something to love.


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