Member News

  • 26 Dec 2018 by Katherine Neill Ridgley

    During the government shutdown, Anderson House - home of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati will be OPEN as usual.  The only dates on which we will be closed are December 24 and 25, and December 31 and January 1.   As a reminder our hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm, and Sunday from 12 noon-4pm.  Our website is .


    We look forward to welcoming everyone!   


    Katherine Neill Ridgley

    Tourism Consultant

    American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House

    2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

    Washington DC  20008


  • 04 Dec 2018 by Catharine Pear



    Bike and Roll DC is once again offering their annual holiday tradition, "Christmas on Wheels" Bicycle and Segway Tours.  Tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays from December 5th through December 22nd.  Highlights include the Holiday Showcase at the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Capitol Christmas tree, hotel and Embassy decorations, a hot chocolate stop, the White House Christmas tree, and more!


    “For over a decade, Bike and Roll DC has provided Washington visitors and locals alike with one of the most unique ways to experience the city’s profound history, culture and beauty,” said Stephen Marks, Managing Member of Bike and Roll DC.  “Three years ago we began offering Christmas on Wheels, and we are very excited to continue the tradition of showcasing our nation’s capital at its most magical.  This is the only tour of its kind in Washington and we can’t wait to help deliver the spirit of the season to even more people this year!” 


    Similar to Bike and Roll DC’s signature “Monuments” and “Sites by Segway” tours, Christmas on Wheels will be led by professionally trained guides and filled with historical anecdotes, of the festive variety, as riders arrive at each tour stop.  Families and children of all ages are welcome on the bike tour with special kids equipment for young riders ages 2 and up.  E-Bikes available to our adult riders as well.  Segway Tour riders must be at least 16 years old, and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Riders will have multiple photo and selfie opportunities throughout the tour. Complimentary water and festive treats will also be provided.


    Some helpful tips from Bike and Roll DC

    1. Reserve your spot in advance!  There are a very limited number of spots for each tour, and Bike and Roll DC strongly recommends making reservations as soon as possible. Reservations can be made online at and over the phone at calling 202.842.2453.  


    2. Christmas on Wheels Tours are scheduled for December 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 21st, and the 22nd.  If you are unable to reserve online, please call or email us.  


    3. Christmas on Wheels Tours are 2.5 hours.  

    a. Segway tours are from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM and $64/person (16 years or older)  

    b. Bike tours are from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM and $39/adult and $34 for youth 12 and under.  


    4. Private Christmas on Wheels Tours are available by special arrangement.  You may book  up to 8 guests on a Segway tours and up to 15 guests on bike tour; additional fees may apply.  To inquire about a private tour please fill out our inquiry form or or phone 202.842.2453 ext 105. 


    5. Dress for comfort: Riding from site to site is a warmer option than walking, DC temperatures in December can be unpredictable, so be sure to dress in layers.  Bike and Roll will have gloves for sale for a nominal charge.  



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  • 16 Dec 2018 by Carla Smith

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will release advance timed-entry passes for March 2019 Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. ET.  The museum will open with extended hours, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 29.

    Starting in January 2019, the museum will launch a new set of visitation guidelines with the introduction of peak and off-peak seasons. From March through August, the museum will require timed-entry passes for the peak season when visitation is highest. During off-peak season, September­–February, when visitation is lowest, visitors can enter the museum without passes. Passes are required every weekend throughout the year.

    Following are guidelines for visiting the museum: 

    • During peak season (March–August), visitors will need a timed-entry pass to enter the museum before 1 p.m.  
    • During off-peak season (September–February), walk-up entry is available every Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.  
    • Advance timed-entry passes are required every Saturday and Sunday, regardless of the season.
    • Walk-up entry is available every Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. until close, regardless of the season.  
    • Same-day online passes are available on weekdays during peak season (March­–August) and weekends year-round.
    • The museum’s hours of operation are 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 364 days a year. The museum is closed Dec. 25. The museum will have extended hours, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 29.
    • When planning a trip to the museum, visitors are encouraged to check to determine whether they will need to obtain timed-entry passes.
    • Groups of 10 or more people must reserve group passes every day of the year, during peak and off-peak seasons.  

    About the National Museum of African American History and Culture  

    Since opening Sept. 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has welcomed nearly 5 million visitors. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. For more information about the museum, visit, follow @NMAAHC on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Snapchat—or call Smithsonian information at (202) 633-1000.

  • 11 Dec 2018 by Erin Ghalayini


    The goDCgo Transportation Ambassadors Program recognizes DC organizations for their commitment to sustainable transportation. Employers, hotels, and residential properties in the District that offer robust transportation benefits programs and amenities can earn recognition for their efforts. A designation can help your organization stand out among other employers, residential or hotel properties. Learn more about goDCgo’s complimentary services and resources to attract and retain customers, increase your marketability, environmental responsibility and more! Reach out to goDCgo at 202-299-2186 or at to get started!