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Membership

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Historic New England membership unlocks opportunities to experience history in new and exciting ways while supporting our mission to tell the full New England story. Find the membership level that’s right for you, and explore the region’s history for a full year through tours, events, Historic New England magazine, and more.

Give a gift membership

Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? A Historic New England gift membership will inspire new experiences for a full year! With thirty-eight historic sites to tour seasonally and exciting events happening throughout the year, there are always opportunities to make new discoveries about our region’s history and create lasting memories with friends and family.

General Memberships

For individuals and families who love to explore new england

Individual: $50

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for one adult to all Historic New England sites 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 Historic New England events
  • 10% discount on museum shop and plant purchases
  • Access to member-exclusive events

Tax-Deductible Amount: $50

 

Dual Plus: $65

Previously the Household membership level.

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household, plus their children or grandchildren under eighteen, to all Historic New England sites 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 Historic New England events
  • 10% discount on museum shop and plant purchases
  • Access to member-exclusive events

Tax-Deductible Amount: $65

 

Student: $25

Available to all full-time students with valid college or university student ID.

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for one adult to all Historic New England sites 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 Historic New England events
  • 10% discount on museum shop and plant purchases
  • Access to member-exclusive events

Tax-Deductible Amount: $25

 

Premium Memberships

Support your passion for new england and get special access to events and expertise

Contributor: $125

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household, their children or grandchildren under eighteen, and two dependents over eighteen to all Historic New England sites 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 Historic New England events
  • 10% discount on museum shop and plant purchases
  • Access to member-exclusive events

Plus

  • Four single-use guest passes
  • Presale opportunities for select Historic New England events
  • Reciprocal admission to 1,000+ North American museums and cultural institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)

Tax-Deductible Amount: $125

 

Supporter: $250

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household, their children or grandchildren under eighteen, and two dependents over eighteen to all Historic New England sites 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 Historic New England events
  • 10% discount on museum shop and plant purchases
  • Access to member-exclusive events
  • Four single-use guest passes
  • Presale opportunities for select Historic New England events
  • Reciprocal admission to 1,000+ North American museums and cultural institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)

Plus

  • Invitations to pop-up tours for old-house owners and enthusiasts
  • Invitation to one Patron Program event

Tax-Deductible Amount: $250

Sustainer: $500

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household, their children or grandchildren under eighteen, and two dependents over eighteen to all Historic New England sites 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 Historic New England events
  • 10% discount on museum shop and plant purchases
  • Access to member-exclusive events
  • Four single-use guest passes
  • Presale opportunities for select Historic New England events
  • Reciprocal admission to 1,000+ North American museums and cultural institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)
  • Invitations to pop-up tours for old-house owners and enthusiasts
  • Invitation to one Patron Program event

Plus

Tax-Deductible Amount: $500

Ambassador: $1,000

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household, their children or grandchildren under eighteen, and two dependents over eighteen to all Historic New England sites 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 Historic New England events
  • 10% discount on museum shop and plant purchases
  • Access to member-exclusive events
  • Four single-use guest passes
  • Presale opportunities for select Historic New England events
  • Reciprocal admission to 1,000+ North American museums and cultural institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)
  • Invitations to pop-up tours for old-house owners and enthusiasts
  • Personalized advice on your old or historic home with our preservation experts during a thirty-minute scheduled phone call
  • Recognition in Historic New England’s Annual Report

Plus

  • Special opportunities to meet staff and experts during select Historic New England events
  • Invitations to Patron Program events

Tax-Deductible Amount: $1,000

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) and our 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 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 two membership cards for staff and/or patrons, each valid for free admission for two adults and their children under eighteen 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
  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year) and two copies of our Guide to Historic Properties
  • 10% discount on school programs for member schools
  • Listing with link on HistoricNewEngland.org.
  • Donation of a Historic New England Dual Plus membership for one fundraising event per calendar year upon request at least one month in advance to [email protected]

Join or Renew: Library and School

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) and our 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

Join or Renew: Business and Organization