Family is what you make it. No matter how you define your own family, it is likely made strong by shared memories, commitment to one another, and common hopes for the future.

HHT’s family consists of the 23 remarkable historic sites entrusted to our care, the evolving past that these places embody, and the people dedicated to ensuring that this history survives and thrives. Each of these sites, stories, and people exhibit a distinctiveness that brings power to the whole.

HHT needs you! Become a member and add your strength to our family.

HHT's founding ceremony at Gracie Mansion in 1989; Courtesy of the NYC Parks Archive
Where were you in 1989?
 The Berlin Wall fell, The Phantom of the Opera was just beginning its run on Broadway, the colorfully geometric Memphis design movement was at its height, and in a stroke of good fortune for the treasures of New York City, the Historic House Trust family was founded.

Thirty years later, our members continue to ensure that NYC’s rich heritage remains a vibrant educational tool for future generations.
Senior ($40)
  • One membership card
  • Free admission to all HHT sites
  • E-blasts highlighting events at HHT sites
  • Travel guides to HHT sites
  • Invitations to lectures and special events
Friend ($75)
  • One membership card
  • Free admission to all HHT sites
  • E-blasts highlighting events at HHT sites
  • Travel guides to HHT sites
  • Invitations to lectures and special events
You don't have to be related to be family! A perfect example: this group of performers from Batigua Arts Dance & Drum Productions at Wyckoff House Museum's Sixth Annual Breukelen Country Fair.
Family ($125)
  • Benefits of a Friend membership, plus:
  • Second membership card
  • Free admission extended to members’ children
  • Reusable, eco-friendly RuMe© tote bag
Photographer Alice Austen chose her own family. This photograph, taken by Alice at Lake Mahopac in the summer of 1888, shows her circle of close friends, including her cousin Theodore's dog (in foreground), an important member of the family.
Special Family ($250)
  • Benefits of a Family membership, plus:
  • Invitation to members-only events that allow exclusive access to cultural treasures across NYC
  • Join by October 31st and get entered to win a 1.7 oz Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Creme courtesy of Estée Lauder (valued at $405)
Patron ($500)
  • Benefits of a Special Family membership, plus:
  • “Pay it forward” and fund five Family memberships that will be offered to visiting schoolchildren so that they can continue exploring HHT’s sites with their families
Cornerstone ($1,000)
  • Benefits of a Patron membership, plus:
  • Private, behind-the-scenes tour of one HHT site of your choice
Take a Closer Look at the Perks of Membership

HHT members relished in masterworks, furniture, and jewels on a tour of the Treasures of Chatsworth exhibition at Sotheby's, led by a docent from the home.
Members of our family were treated to a special performance of Puss in Boots , the latest production at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, one of HHT's 23 sites.
Join at a Family level (or above) to receive HHT's new oversized, reusable RuMe© tote bag featuring HHT's 23 historic sites. Perfect for groceries, gym clothes, and more!
Join at the Special Family level (or above) by October 31st for a chance to win a pot of Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Creme .
Your membership ensures that the Historic House Trust can continue its important work of preserving, promoting, and providing expertise to 23 extraordinary historic sites. Join the family and help give New York City's history a future.