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Memberships

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Become a Historic New England member and get free admission to dozens of New England’s most fascinating historic properties. All memberships also include Historic New England magazine, free or discounted tickets to events, museum shop discounts, and more. Your membership helps save and share New England’s past for future generations.

Give a Historic New England gift membership to create lasting memories and inspire new experiences for one full year.

General Memberships

For individuals and families who love to explore historic sites

Individual: $50

Benefits:

Tax-Deductible Amount: $50

Become an Individual Member

Give an Individual Membership as a Gift

Household: $65

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household and children under eighteen to all Historic New England sitesLibrary and Archives, and the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
  • Two single-use guest passes
  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year), Passport to Historic New England, and Guide to Historic Properties
  • Free or discounted admission to events at Historic New England sites
  • 10% discount on museum shop and greenhouse purchases

Tax-Deductible Amount: $65

Become a Household Member

Give a Household Membership as a Gift

Student: $25

Available to all full-time students.

Benefits:

Tax-Deductible Amount: $25

Become a Student Member

Give a Student Membership as a Gift

Premium Memberships

Support your passion for the past and get special access to events and expertise

Contributor: $125

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household and children under eighteen to all Historic New England sitesLibrary and Archives, and the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year), Passport to Historic New England, and Guide to Historic Properties
  • Free or discounted admission to events at Historic New England sites
  • 10% discount on museum shop and greenhouse purchases

Plus

  • Four single-use guest passes
  • Access to special bonus benefits during select events at Historic New England sites

Tax-Deductible Amount: $125

Become a Contributor

Give a Contributor Membership as a Gift

Supporter: $250

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household and children under eighteen to all Historic New England sitesLibrary and Archives, and the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year), Passport to Historic New England, and Guide to Historic Properties
  • Free or discounted admission to events at Historic New England sites
  • 10% discount on museum shop and greenhouse purchases
  • Four single-use guest passes
  • Access to special bonus benefits during select events at Historic New England sites

Plus

  • Invitations to pop-up tours for old-house owners and enthusiasts
  • Invitations to one member-exclusive event

Tax-Deductible Amount: $250

Become a Supporter

Sustainer: $500

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household and children under eighteen to all Historic New England sitesLibrary and Archives, and the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year), Passport to Historic New England, and Guide to Historic Properties
  • Free or discounted admission to events at Historic New England sites
  • 10% discount on museum shop and greenhouse purchases
  • Four single-use guest passes
  • Access to special bonus benefits during select events at Historic New England sites
  • Invitations to pop-up tours for old-house owners and enthusiasts
  • Invitations to one member-exclusive event

Plus

  • Personalized support and answers to your old-house questions via telephone or email
  • Recognition in Historic New England’s Annual Report

Tax-Deductible Amount: $500

Become a Sustainer

Ambassador: $1,000

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household and children under eighteen to all Historic New England sitesLibrary and Archives, and the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year), Passport to Historic New England, and Guide to Historic Properties
  • Free or discounted admission to events at Historic New England sites
  • 10% discount on museum shop and greenhouse purchases
  • Four single-use guest passes
  • Access to special bonus benefits during select events at Historic New England sites
  • Invitations to pop-up tours for old-house owners and enthusiasts
  • Personalized support and answers to your old-house questions via telephone or email
  • Recognition in Historic New England’s Annual Report

Plus

  • Special opportunities to meet staff and experts during select Historic New England events
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events

Tax-Deductible Amount: $1,000

Become an Ambassador

Historic New England Patron Program: $2,500 and above

Join Us To Make History!

The Historic New England Patron Program brings together our most engaged and philanthropic friends and supporters to celebrate our dynamic history and our creative future. This passionate group of donors share a love of New England – its architecture, art, antiques, landscapes, people, and much more.

We hope you will explore the many Patron Program benefits and take advantage of exceptional experiences to connect deeply to our mission and to each other.

Visionary Circle -$50,000 or more

President’s Circle – $25,000 to $49,999

1910 Founders Society – $10,000 to $24,999

Preservation Champions – $5,000 to $9,999

Appleton Circle – $2,500 to $4,999

 

Organizational Memberships

See lists of current organizational members

History Non-profit: $125

History Non-profit membership is designed for historical societies, proprietors of historic properties, and small to mid-sized history museums that wish to collaborate with Historic New England in the preservation of historic buildings, art, artifacts, landscapes, and furnishings, and the celebration of the lives and stories of New Englanders.

Benefits:

  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year), Passport to Historic New England, and Guide to Historic Properties
  • Four single-use guest passes to be used by your staff, employees, or customers
  • Organization receives 10% discount at Historic New England shops and the Lyman Estate Greenhouses
  • Member rate admission for two individuals for programs/events each year across New England
  • Listing with link on HistoricNewEngland.org.
  • One discounted Speakers Bureau lecture (discount to be negotiated and travel costs must be covered)
Library and School: $125

This special membership category is exclusively for libraries and schools that wish to lend passes to their cardholders and students and receive Historic New England’s publications and special offers. It includes individual benefits for non-profit libraries and schools, with two membership cards for staff and/or patrons, each good for free admission for two adults plus children to all Historic New England sites.

Historic New England runs high-quality school and youth programs such as field trips, programs at your own school or library, and out-of-school time programs.

Can’t come to us? Our education staff can bring programs to your school or youth center, after-school group, summer camp, or vacation week program.

Benefits:

  • Two membership cards that can be used by staff and patrons for admission to Historic New England properties, Library and Archives, and the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year), Passport to Historic New England, and Guide to Historic Properties
  • 10% discount on school programs for member schools
  • Listing with link on HistoricNewEngland.org.
  • Donation of a Historic New England Household membership for one school/library fundraising event per calendar year, upon special request at least one month in advance to [email protected]

Become a Library and School Member

Business and Organization: $250

Business membership is a great way for your business to demonstrate its support for Historic New England’s efforts to preserve historic buildings, art, artifacts, landscapes, and furnishings, and to help save, share, and celebrate the lives and stories of New Englanders.

Benefits:

  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year), Passport to Historic New England, and Guide to Historic Properties
  • Four single-use guest passes to be used by your employees and customers
  • Business receives 10% discount at Historic New England museum shops and the Lyman Estate Greenhouses
  • One membership card that entitles two adults free house tour admission each visit
  • Listing with link on HistoricNewEngland.org

Become a Business and Organization Member