Gift Membership

Give the gift of a Tenement Museum membership to those in your life who love learningMembers receive access to in-person and virtual tours, specialty online programs, custom content, shop discounts, and additional perks—all of which can be accessed from the comfort of home or safely on-site at the MuseumThis gift is perfect for the person in your life who loves museums, engaging with history, and uncovering our shared stories.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:

  • Free admission to public in-person neighborhood walking tours and discounted rates for private walking tours
  • Free admission to building tours
  • Free or discounted admission to ticketed public virtual tours and programs
  • 15% discount on all items in the Tenement Museum shop
  • Opportunity to submit questions to authors prior to Book Talks
  • 15% discount on private virtual tour bookings and private walking tour bookings
  • Tailored member communications
  • 50% discount on admission to food programs (when applicable)
  • Invitations to special programs and members-only events
  • 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
  • Reserved seating for two people at public events and talks (when applicable)

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 President’s Circle is an intimate community of stakeholders whose membership provides lead philanthropic support. This group of key supporters has access to special receptions, behind-the-scenes programs with Museum curators, 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.

  • Invitations to President’s Circle evening events throughout the year, including intimate receptions and special tours with the President and members of the Board of trustees
  • Unlimited access to all building and walking tours for up to eight (8) people
  • Admission to all virtual tours and programs
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to our food programs (when applicable)
  • Reserved seating for two (2) at public events and talks (when applicable)
  • Inclusion in the Museum President’s monthly update to key stakeholders
  • 15% discount at Museum Shop
  • Curated gift from Tenement Museum shop
  • Invitations to President’s Circle evening events throughout the year, including intimate receptions and special tours with the President and members of the Board of trustees
  • Unlimited access to all building and walking tours for up to ten (10) people
  • Admission to all virtual tours and programs
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to our food programs (when applicable)
  • Reserved seating for four (4) at public events and talks (when applicable)
  • Inclusion in the Museum President’s monthly update to key stakeholders
  • 15% discount at Museum Shop
  • Curated gift from Tenement Museum shop
  • Invitations to President’s Circle evening events throughout the year, including intimate receptions and special tours with the President and members of the Board of trustees
  • Unlimited access to all building and walking tours for up to ten (10) people
  • Admission to all virtual tours and programs
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to our food programs (when applicable)
  • Reserved seating for four (4) at public events and talks (when applicable)
  • Inclusion in the Museum President’s monthly update to key stakeholders
  • 15% discount at Museum Shop
  • Curated gift from Tenement Museum shop
  • Opportunity to host a private tour for up to 15 guests

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

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


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.

Two adults leaning against a counter laugh together over drinks.

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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