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Rediscover NYC with the Historic House Trust!

Welcome Home. As summer draws to a close and you return from travels near and far, the Historic House Trust invites you to continue your explorations by rediscovering the delights our own city has to offer.

With a membership to the Historic House Trust you have the freedom to journey across all five boroughs in search of new adventures. With unlimited free admission to the historic house museums in our collection, New York City is your oyster! And make sure to check out our new membership benefits, including special members-only tours, invitations to our 30th anniversary lecture series, and more.

Keep Exploring. You have likely taken in the spectacular views from the top of the Empire State Building, paid tribute to the lovely Lady Liberty, and sampled Frank Sinatra's favorite slice. But what New Yorker stops there? Reclaim your status as an urban adventurer by spending a day at one of the extraordinary sites in the Historic House Trust's collection. This year we're making it easy for you by creating travel guides to these sites and the vibrant, diverse neighborhoods that surround them. These guides will be sent to members throughout the year!

Become a Member Today. Whether you are new to New York City or a lifelong resident, membership to the Historic House Trust makes it simple to find your next adventure and fall in love with the metropolis for the first time, or all over again. Grab your membership card, your special edition HHT baseball cap (a benefit of a Family Level membership), and get out there and keep exploring!

Membership Levels:

  • Friend ($50) / Student/Senior ($35):
    • One membership card; Free admission to all Historic House Trust sites*
    • Monthly e-blasts highlighting the best events at Historic House Trust sites
    • Travel guides to Historic House Trust sites
    • Invitations to lectures and special events throughout the year
    • Acknowledgment on the Historic House Trust website
  • Family ($125):
    • Benefits of a Friend membership, plus: Second membership card
    • Free admission extended to members' children
    • Select one special gift (see below for image references)
      • Special edition HHT baseball cap OR
      • Set of 23 notecards featuring beautiful watercolors of HHT houses
        (Email or Call the HHT Development Office to select your special gift choice)
  • Special Family ($250):
    • Benefits of a Family membership
    • Invitations to two members-only events that will allow exclusive access to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and the Little Red Lighthouse
  • Patron ($500):
    • Benefits of a Special Family membership
    • "Pay it forward" by funding five Family memberships that will be offered to visiting schoolchildren so that they can continue exploring our sites with their families
  • Cornerstone ($1,000):
    • Benefits of a Patron membership
    • Private, behind-the-scenes tour of one Historic House Trust site of your choice*

Memberships are fully tax-deductible.

*Due to certain restrictions, please inquire about access to houses that are not regularly open to the public, including the Seguine Mansion, the Little Red Lighthouse, Gracie Mansion, and the Hendrick I. Lott House.

Historic House Trust Members (as of October 31, 2018)

Cornerstone Level

Julie Blackburn

Patron Level

Ed Parran

Special Family Level

E. Peter Krulewitch, Kellie Melinda, and Joan Taubner

Family Level

Robert Ausubel, Callie Baker, Katrina Becker, Catherine Bradley, Susi Brandt, Wanda Chin, Ellis Cousens, Theresa Dick, Mary Flaherty, Elizabeth Fuchs, Michael Goldblum, David Hogarty, Joel London, Marilyn Noz, Theresa Osborne, Deborah Parks, Kaitlin Pierce, Christopher Shyer, Marilyn Stroh, Franny Taveras, and David Waldman

Friend/Senior Level

Anne Barone, Shelley Berend, Robert Biegen, Elizabeth Buatti, David Burger, Suzi Chase, Heie-Rose Cleary, Robert Clere, Susan Costa, Vincent DiNapoli, Sheila Ewall, Charlotte Fahn, Arthur Field, Henry Flax, Beatrice Gottlieb, Susan Gottridge, Audrey Green, Virginia Holloway, Joanna Humphrey, Howard Johnson, Toni Lee Kiff, George Leibson, Jack Linn, Jennifer Loftus, Christine Maly, Kevin McEvoy, David Masello, Pauline Metcalf, Richard Reilly, William Rooney, Edward Sandrow, Robert Smith, Barbara Solan, Lindsey Whitehead, Arete Warren, and Deborah Wye

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