Join the Friends of the Hermitage

Become a Member

A great way to support the Hermitage Museum is becoming a member! Museum members’ dues provide essential financial support for the operations and programming of the Friends of the Hermitage, the nonprofit, membership-supported organization that funds 100 percent of the operation of the Hermitage Museum. The loyalty of members deepens our reach into the community; members also help us expand programs by working as volunteers. The Board of Trustees has drawn many of its strongest leaders from membership, and strong membership support is a key criterion of giving for many corporate and foundation donors.

To become a member and join the Friends of the Hermitage click here.

Membership Levels:

Individual: $35

– Advance opportunity for ticket purchasing, discounts on select programs & lectures, 10% discount in Museum store, Biannual newsletter, invitation to annual supporters meeting, two free tour passes

Dual: $50

– All Individual Benefits + an additional 2 free tour passes and 25% off discount at annual plant sale

Family: $75

-All Individual Benefits + 2 more free tour passes & 2 admission tickets to the Holiday Craft Show, and 25% off discount for the annual plant sale

Supporter: $125

– All Family Benefits + Free admission to lectures, Hermitage Tote Bag (while supplies last)

Sustainer: $250

– All the supporter category benefits + Listing in the Annual Report

Patron: $500

– All the sustainer category benefits + Listing on the Hermitage Website & Annual Report

Benefactor: $1,000

– All the Patron category benefits + Free Admission to the Hermitage’s Events & Lectures

President’s Circle: $5,000

– All the Benefactor category benefits + Signage at all The Hermitage Events


Maple Syrup Membership Drive

A new member of the Hermitage Museum? Receive a free 8 oz bottle of maple syrup, tapped from the maple trees at the Hermitage and processed by the Hermitage Master Gardeners.



In March 2020, like so many other places, the Hermitage closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the Hermitage faces renewed financial hardship. The Hermitage is not alone in its struggle. But what’s at stake is unique.
The preservation of the Hermitage ensures the legacy of our nation’s founding through the stories of Theodosia Prevost and Aaron Burr. Its Gothic Revival exterior is a testament to the changing class structure in America during the mid-19th century against the backdrop of the industrial revolution. It’s a pillar of the people and stories so often left out of the narrative, of enslaved Blacks, immigrant laborers, and women. It’s the protection of its extensive collection of textiles, costumes, archives, and other artifacts. It is an example of our past, a reflection of our present, and a reminder of where we still have yet to go.
The history of the Hermitage is a testament to the story of America.
We’ve launched a GoFundMe Campaign to help support the financial needs of the Hermitage during the pandemic. Consider donating to the campaign here.