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, newsletter and calendar, and more. Your membership helps save and share New England’s past for future generations.

General Memberships

For individuals and families who love to explore historic sites

Individual: $50

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for one person 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), the Passport to Historic New EnglandGuide to Historic Properties, members’ newsletter and calendar of events, and monthly e-newsletter
  • Free or discounted admission to events at Historic New England sites
  • 10% discount on museum shop and greenhouse purchases

Tax-Deductible Amount: $50

or

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), the Passport to Historic New EnglandGuide to Historic Properties, members’ newsletter and calendar of events, and monthly e-newsletter
  • Free or discounted admission to events at Historic New England sites
  • 10% discount on museum shop and greenhouse purchases

Tax-Deductible Amount: $65

or

Student: $25

Available to all full-time students.

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for one person 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, Guide to Historic Properties, and members’ newsletter and calendar of events
  • Free or discounted admission to events at Historic New England sites
  • 10% discount on museum shop and greenhouse purchases

Tax-Deductible Amount: $25

or

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), the Passport to Historic New EnglandGuide to Historic Properties, members’ newsletter and calendar of events, and monthly e-newsletter
  • 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

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), the Passport to Historic New EnglandGuide to Historic Properties, members’ newsletter and calendar of events, and monthly e-newsletter
  • 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: $200

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), the Passport to Historic New EnglandGuide to Historic Properties, members’ newsletter and calendar of events, and monthly e-newsletter
  • 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

Tax-Deductible Amount: $445

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), the Passport to Historic New EnglandGuide to Historic Properties, members’ newsletter and calendar of events, and monthly e-newsletter
  • 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
  • Personalized support and answers to your old-house questions via telephone or email

Plus

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

Tax-Deductible Amount: $900

Appleton Circle: $2,500

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), the Passport to Historic New EnglandGuide to Historic Properties, members’ newsletter and calendar of events, and monthly e-newsletter
  • 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
  • Personalized support and answers to your old-house questions via telephone or email
  • Special opportunities to meet staff and experts during select Historic New England events
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events

Plus

  • Access to private collections and homes, connoisseurs’ trips, and other exclusive in-depth programs

Organizational Memberships

For history organizations, museums, libraries, businesses, and schools

History Nonprofit: $125

History Nonprofit 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), Guide to Historic Properties, members’ newsletter and calendar of events, and monthly e-newsletter
  • 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), two copies of the Passport to Historic New England, member newsletter, and monthly e-newsletter
  • 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]
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), Guide to Historic Properties, members’ newsletter and calendar of events, and monthly e-newsletter
  • 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 complimentary Historic New England membership providing one year of household member benefits