• A CULTIVATED MEMBERSHIPTo be considered for membership in the Cosmos Club, an individual must be a person of "distinction, character and sociability" who has done meritorious original work in science, literature, or the art. Learn more...

  • A VIBRANT INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY"The Cosmos Club stands as the closest thing to a social headquarters for Washington's intellectual elite"
    -Wallace Stegner

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    WORLD CLASS CUISINEThe pursuit of excellence at the Cosmos Club is nowhere more apparent than in the preparation and presentation of our cuisine. The kitchen offers both traditional and contemporary fare, all prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients.

  • ROLES OF CONSIDERABLE SIGNIFICANCE...Cosmos Club members have included three U.S. Presidents, two U.S. Vice Presidents, a dozen Supreme Court justices, 32 Nobel Prize winners, 56 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 45 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  • A JEWEL LOCATED IN THE HEART OF EMBASSY ROWA tranquil oasis allows for reflection, contemplation and a reconnection with tradition and grace.

WELCOME

The Cosmos Club is a private social club, incorporated in Washington, D.C. in 1878 by men distinguished in science, literature and the arts.

Since its founding, the Club has elected as members individuals in virtually every profession that has anything to do with scholarship, creative genius or intellectual distinction.

 

 

Among its members, over the years, have been three Presidents, two Vice Presidents, a dozen Supreme Court justices, 32 Nobel Prize winners, 56 Pulitzer Prize winners and 45 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Club has a full panoply of programs for every member interest. Cultural programs include evening lectures, Noon Forums, musical concerts, book and author dinners. More about the club…

DEC AwardTo be a Distinguished Emerald Club, a club must provide a level of Member Experience attained by only the finest clubs in the world. Distinguished Emerald Club. Only clubs that earn a 9.0 Distinguished Clubs score or greater are awarded Distinguished Emerald Club status. A club must be a Distinguished Emerald Club in “good standing,” which means, among other criteria, that the club has been awarded Distinguished Emerald Club status within the past 12 months.