Your vital contribution supports the Museum's education programs, research and exhibitions, and historic preservation of some of the nation's most important National Historic Landmarks throughout the year.

"I am a member of this Museum because fighting for social justice, equality, and freedom is something I have done all my life, and the Museum is a place where I can gather with like-minded people and honor what our abolitionist ancestors achieved for us."

Mimi Jones, Member since 2010
Lewis Hayden Individual Membership
$35/year
$15/year for Students & Seniors

Lewis Hayden was one of Boston's most active anti-slavery organizers and Underground Railroad conductors.

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Lewis Hayden Individual Membership

$35/year
$15/year for Students & Seniors

Lewis Hayden was one of Boston's most active anti-slavery organizers and Underground Railroad conductors.

This membership level includes:

  • Free admission to the Museum's Boston and Nantucket campuses for you and a guest.
  • Free admission to most Museum lectures, concerts and special events for you and a guest.
  • Entry on the Museum's e-mail list for first notice about upcoming events, exhibits, and programs.
  • 10% discount in our Museum Store.
Membership
$75/year
$100/ year for up to 6 guests

Hamilton Sutton Smith was the son of Boston abolitionist John J. Smith and a dentist, lawyer, and photographer. His set of over 1,000 photographs is in the Museum's collection.

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Hamilton Smith Family Membership

$75/year
$100/ year for up to 6 guests

Hamilton Sutton Smith was the son of Boston abolitionist John J. Smith and a dentist, lawyer, and photographer. His set of over 1,000 photographs is in the Museum's collection.

This membership level includes:

  • Free admission to the Museum's Boston and Nantucket campuses for you and four guests.
  • Free admission to most Museum lectures, concerts and special events for you and up to four guests.
  • Souvenir Museum magnet
  • 10% discount in our Museum Store.
  • 10% discount on event rentals ($350+ value!)
Membership

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin was a recruiter for the 54th Regiment. She went on to be a journalist and co-founder of the National Association of Colored Women.

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Josephine Ruffin Preservation Membership

$125/year

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin was a recruiter for the 54th Regiment. She went on to be a journalist and co-founder of the National Association of Colored Women.

This membership level includes:

  • Free admission to the Museum's Boston and Nantucket campuses for you and a guest.
  • Free admission to most Museum lectures, concerts and special events for you and a guest.
  • Entry on the Museum's e-mail list for first notice about upcoming events, exhibits, and programs.
  • 10% discount in our Museum Store.
  • Dual membership at the Museum and National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Free subscription to Preservation magazine (optional).
  • 10% discount in our Museum Store.
  • 15% discount on event rentals ($500+ value!).
Membership

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was a poet, author, and anti-slavery speaker who lectured at the African Meeting House at least two times.

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Frances E. W. Harper Partner Membership

$250/year

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was a poet, author, and anti-slavery speaker who lectured at the African Meeting House at least two times.

This membership level includes:

  • Free admission to the Museum's Boston and Nantucket campuses for you and a guest.
  • Free admission to most Museum lectures, concerts and special events for you and a guest.
  • Entry on the Museum's e-mail list for first notice about upcoming events, exhibits, and programs.
  • 10% discount in our Museum Store.
  • Dual membership at the Museum and National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Free subscription to Preservation magazine (optional).
  • 10% discount in our Museum Store.
  • 15% discount on event rentals ($500+ value!).
  • Free admission to the Museum's Boston and Nantucket campuses and public programs for you and two guests.
  • Souvenir Museum magnet
Membership

William Lloyd Garrison was a champion of the anti-slavery cause and the editor of Boston's leading abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator.

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William Lloyd Garrison Leader Membership

$500/year

William Lloyd Garrison was a champion of the anti-slavery cause and the editor of Boston's leading abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator.

This membership level includes:

  • Free admission to the Museum's Boston and Nantucket campuses for you and a guest.
  • Free admission to most Museum lectures, concerts and special events for you and a guest.
  • Entry on the Museum's e-mail list for first notice about upcoming events, exhibits, and programs.
  • 10% discount in our Museum Store.
  • Dual membership at the Museum and National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Free subscription to Preservation magazine (optional).
  • 15% discount in our Museum Store.
  • 20% discount on event rentals ($700+ value!).
  • Free admission to the Museum's Boston and Nantucket campuses and public programs for you and two guests.
  • Souvenir Museum magnet
  • Free individual gift membership
Membership
$1000/year or more over 5 years

Become a member of the Museum's sustained giving circle.

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Legacy Society Membership

$1000/year or more over 5 years

Become a member of the Museum's sustained giving circle.

This membership level includes:

  • Exclusive invitations to signature events, exhibit openings, and receptions.
  • FRecognition as a leader in strengthening the Museum, in print and online.
  • Two individual gift memberships
  • 15% discount on event rentals of the Museum's historic sites.
Lean more about the Legacy Society