Membership

Support the power of storytelling by joining as a member today. Members receive admission to tours, exclusive events, specialty content, and more. Help us to continue our exploration of the American identity—one family story at a time—by becoming a member, renewing, or giving the gift of membership! 

Current benefits for members include:

  • Free admission to in-person building tours and walking tours
  • Free admission to virtual tours and programs
  • Invitations to special programs and members-only events
  • Opportunity to submit questions to authors prior to Book Talks
  • 15% discount on all items in the Tenement Museum Shop
  • 15% discount on private virtual tour bookings and private walking tour bookings
  • 50% discount on admission to food programs (when applicable)
  • Tailored member communications

Questions about membership benefits? Check out our Member FAQ page!

Membership Options

Primary Membership Levels

Core benefits for 1 person

Core benefits for 2 people

  • Core benefits for 4 people
  • Core benefits for 6 people
  • Plus, reserved seating for 2 people at public special events (when applicable)
  • Core benefits for 8 people
  • Plus, a curated gift from the Tenement Museum Shop

Additional Membership Levels

  • Core benefits for 1 person
  • Core benefits for 1 person
  • Core benefits for 1 person

The Museum offers a special $65 membership for visitors with disabilities. For more information call the membership line at 646-518-3007.

*Please be aware that not all tours and experiences are wheelchair accessible. We offer tour recommendations, assistive materials, and curated experiences for visitors with disabilities. Please visit our accessibility page or call 646-518-3038 for more information about accessibility at the Museum.

Specialty Membership Levels

The Storyteller’s Society is a special membership group of young professionals in their 20s and 30s who support the Tenement Museum. Through a series of curated annual events and programs, the Storyteller’s Society encourages a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals to come together to explore the role im/migration plays in shaping American identity, engage in meaningful conversation about immigration policy, and celebrate the mission of the Museum. Storyteller’s Society events include happy hour meet-and greets, immigration-related panel discussions, and special in-person and virtual tours.

Storyteller’s Society events have included:

  • Evening tours and receptions
  • Group theater outings
  • Panel discussions
  • Book club
  • Interactive food programs
  • Podcast launch party
  • Virtual Your Story, Our Story workshop

The President’s Circle is an intimate community of stakeholders and key supporters who have access to special receptions, behind-the-scenes programs with Museum curators and educators, private tours, and other exclusive opportunities. Join the President’s Circle today to help the Tenement Museum expand its reach with its message of how immigrants, migrants, and refugees built — and continue to build — America and help reshape the national narrative about immigration.

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Give the gift of a Tenement Museum membership to those in your life who love learning.


The tax deductibility of your membership will vary. Please see the acknowledgement you receive from the Tenement Museum for details.

All categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change. Please note that Memberships are not transferable.

Special Membership Programs


3 former Tenement Museum presidents: Ruth Abram, Morris J. Vogel & Kevin Jennings together at the 2018 Gala

President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is a community of stakeholders and key supporters who have access to intimate receptions, behind-the-scenes programs with Museum curators and educators, private tours, and other exclusive opportunities.

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Storyteller’s Society

The Storyteller’s Society is a special membership group of young professionals in their 20s and 30s who support the Tenement Museum’s mission. Members explore the role of immigration in shaping the American identity through a series of curated annual events and programs.

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