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A National Trust for Historic Preservation National Treasure
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When you join the National Trust, you help save historic and culturally significant places nationwide.

America’s historic sites are irreplaceable—once they’re gone, they’re lost forever. With your support, we’re protecting places that tell the full American story. Your donation powers historic preservation, ensuring everyone can see themselves in our cultural landscape. You connect our past, present, and future. You connect us to each other through the history we all share.

Member benefits

Members receive many exclusive benefits, including our award-winning quarterly magazine, Preservation, which features gorgeous photography and an in-depth look at historic places. Plus, our handy canvas tote, discounts on travel and admission to historic sites, and so much more!

See a full list of member levels & benefits

By joining today, you will support:

  • Direct action that saves the places where America’s history happened.
  • Effective advocacy that uncovers and uplifts hidden stories and heroes too often overlooked.
  • Leadership that creates vibrant communities rooted in a sense of place and history.

“Preservation is saving places, preserving the past that identifies us, honoring those who made a difference, remembering those who make communities alive. We can’t let our history be erased. It did happen—let’s learn from it and leave it for generations beyond.”

— Donna M., member since 2012

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s mission?

Old places are where our lives, memories, and stories began. They connect us to the past, anchor us to the present, and lead us into the future. These places inspire us to create a stronger nation, because they belong to all of us.

For more than 70 years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has led the movement to save America’s historic places. A privately funded nonprofit organization, we work to save America's historic sites; tell the full American story; build stronger communities; and invest in preservation's future.

How can I learn more about the National Trust and the work it does?

Sign up here to join our email list and receive updates about the places we’re protecting. Visit our website, SavingPlaces.org, to discover historic places online and near you. You can also stay connected through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

How will my donation be used?

We work tirelessly to protect the irreplaceable, from advocating for historic preservation to directly saving historic places. Whether funding grants to safeguard places, engaging young people in preservation projects, reinterpreting sites to reflect more people's experiences, or supporting other efforts—your generosity enables us to save places that tell the full American story.

How do I know my donation and information will be managed respectfully?

Click here to read our Donor Bill of Rights to learn more about your rights as donors and members. In addition, please read how we share donor personal information and your right to opt-out.

Can I make a gift from my retirement plan, securities, will, or trust?

Wherever you are in the process of planning your estate, making a legacy gift to the National Trust is simple. Please click here to learn more about planned giving.

Can I make a donation to the National Trust through the mail or by phone?

Your gift can be sent to:

National Trust of Historic Preservation
ATTN: Membership
2600 Virginia Avenue NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20037

Or, to donate by phone, call 1-800-315-6847.

How do I give a Gift Membership?

Give a National Trust gift membership to friends and family and you'll be giving them more than all the great benefits of regular membership—you’ll give the gift of historic preservation. It’s as simple as filing out a basic donation form. Please click here to get started.

How do I make a gift in memory of or tribute to someone special?

Please click here to make a gift in memory of someone special.

Please click here to make a gift in honor of someone special.

How secure is your online donation form?

All information provided to the National Trust is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on secure portions of our websites that are only accessible by certain qualified employees of the National Trust. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

If you do not wish to use our online payment services, payments and donations may be made by contacting our 24-hour call center at 1-800-315-NTHP (6847).

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For donations under $1,000, the portion of your membership dues that exceeds $15.00 is tax-deductible. Donations of $1,000 or more are fully tax-deductible.