Gift Membership

Give the gift of a Tenement Museum membership to those in your life who love learningMembers receive access to virtual tours, specialty online programs, custom content, and additional perks and discounts—all of which can be accessed from the comfort of home or safely on-siteThis gift is perfect for the person in your life who loves museums, engaging with history, and uncovering our shared stories. Members also receive tickets to walking tours and indoor programs, when offered. By becoming a member or gifting a membership to someone you know, you can help us teach that everyone’s story matters.

Current benefits for members include:

Virtual Benefits:

Plus Annual Core Benefits Onsite (when applicable):

  • Admission to all regularly scheduled onsite tours
  • 50% discount on admission to food programs (Tastings at the Tenement and Foods of the Lower East Side)
  • Invitations to in-person special events and members-only events
  • Opportunity to make advance reservations to onsite ticketed events and programs
  • Discounts to local shops and restaurants

Membership Options

Core benefits for one person.

To purchase an Individual level membership as a gift click the link below and check the box marked “This membership is a gift.” If you would like the Membership Office to deliver the membership notification directly to the gift recipient check the box marked Deliver membership to gift recipient. We will email a membership certificate that includes the Gift sender name(s), Gift message (if applicable), and membership information (excluding the price of the membership).  

Core benefits for one person.

To purchase a Senior level membership as a gift click the link below and check the box marked “This membership is a gift.” If you would like the Membership Office to deliver the membership notification directly to the gift recipient check the box marked Deliver membership to Gift recipient. We will email a membership certificate that includes the Gift sender name(s), Gift message (if applicable), and membership information (excluding the price of the membership).  

Core benefits for one person.

To purchase a Student level membership as a gift click the link below and check the box marked “This membership is a gift.” If you would like the Membership Office to deliver the membership notification directly to the gift recipient check the box marked Deliver membership to Gift recipient. We will email a membership certificate that includes the Gift sender name(s), Gift message (if applicable), and membership information (excluding the price of the membership).  

Core benefits for one person.

To purchase an Educators level membership as a gift click the link below and check the box marked “This membership is a gift.” If you would like the Membership Office to deliver the membership notification directly to the gift recipient check the box marked Deliver membership to Gift recipient. We will email a membership certificate that includes the Gift sender name(s), Gift message (if applicable), and membership information (excluding the price of the membership).  

Core benefits for two people.

To purchase Dual level membership as a gift click the link below and check the box marked “This membership is a gift.” If you would like the Membership Office to deliver the membership notification directly to the gift recipient check the box marked Deliver membership to Gift recipient. We will email a membership certificate that includes the Gift sender name(s), Gift message (if applicable), and membership information (excluding the price of the membership).  

  • Benefits of Dual
  • Admission for four people

To purchase a Family & Friends level membership as a gift click the link below and check the box marked “This membership is a gift.” If you would like the Membership Office to deliver the membership notification directly to the gift recipient check the box marked Deliver membership to Gift recipient. We will email a membership certificate that includes the Gift sender name(s), Gift message (if applicable), and membership information (excluding the price of the membership).  

  • Benefits of Family & Friends
  • Admission for six people
  • One complimentary Tenement Museum book
  • Reserved seating for two people at public events and talks (reservations must be made in advance)

To purchase a Contributor level membership as a gift click the link below and check the box marked “This membership is a gift.” If you would like the Membership Office to deliver the membership notification directly to the gift recipient check the box marked Deliver membership to Gift recipient. We will email a membership certificate that includes the Gift sender name(s), Gift message (if applicable), and membership information (excluding the price of the membership).  

  • Benefits of Contributor membership
  • Admission for eight people
  • A curated gift from the Museum Shop

To purchase a Patron level membership as a gift click the link below and check the box marked “This membership is a gift.” If you would like the Membership Office to deliver the membership notification directly to the gift recipient check the box marked Deliver membership to Gift recipient. We will email a membership certificate that includes the Gift sender name(s), Gift message (if applicable), and membership information (excluding the price of the membership).  

The Storyteller’s Society is a special membership group of young professionals in their 20s and 30s who support the Tenement Museum.

To purchase a Storyteller’s Society level membership as a gift click the link below and check the box marked “This membership is a gift.” If you would like the Membership Office to deliver the membership notification directly to the gift recipient check the box marked Deliver membership to Gift recipient. We will email a membership certificate that includes the Gift sender name(s), Gift message (if applicable), and membership information (excluding the price of the membership).  

The Storyteller’s Society is a special membership group of young professionals in their 20s and 30s who support the Tenement Museum.

To purchase a Storyteller’s Society Dual level membership as a gift click the link below and check the box marked “This membership is a gift.” If you would like the Membership Office to deliver the membership notification directly to the gift recipient check the box marked Deliver membership to Gift recipient. We will email a membership certificate that includes the Gift sender name(s), Gift message (if applicable), and membership information (excluding the price of the membership).  


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


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.

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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