"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.


The Story of Virginia

Individual Memberships


Free admission to:

  • Special exhibitions

  • Research Library

  • Virginia House

  • Banner Lectures

  • Gallery Walks

Free appointments (up to 2 hours) with:

  • Museum staff to research objects in the Virginia Museum of History & Culture collection

Invitations to:

  • Special events

  • Members-only lectures and events

  • Members-only travel opportunities

Subscriptions to:

  • Members Newsletter

  • Virginia Magazine of History & Biography quarterly journal

Members-only discounts:

  • Pusey Museum Shop and online store

  • Special-order reproduction prints and photographs from our collection

  • "See you in Class" evening courses

  • And more


For more information, please contact Matt Weber, Senior Officer for Donor Services.




Virginia Museum of History & Culture membership is about giving and receiving, from generation to generation. Think about what you hope to get out of your membership, and select the right one for you.


$85 Family – Our best value!
Includes complimentary admission for 4 to special exhibitions

$75 Senior Couple/Individual Plus One (at the same address)
Includes complimentary admission for 2 to special exhibitions

$60 Individual
Includes complimentary admission for 1 to special exhibitions

$55 Senior Individual (65+)
Includes complimentary admission for 1 to special exhibitions

$50 Military (active duty)
Includes complimentary admission for 1 to special exhibitions

$50 Academic (student, teacher, researcher)
Includes complimentary admission for 1 to special exhibitions

$25 Student
Includes complimentary admission for 1 to special exhibitions. Receive digital publications and email correspondence only (Not available online – purchase onsite with a current school ID)

Gift of Membership

Give the gift of history to someone special with a Virginia Museum of History & Culture gift card, which can be used to purchase membership or event tickets. Are you interested in redeeming a gift membership? Redeem a gift membership.



We invite you to follow in the footsteps of the leaders who founded the Virginia Historical Society – leaders such as James Madison, our first member, and John Marshall, our first chairman. Today’s generous leadership members are continuing Madison and Marshall’s vital mission: To instill American values in the next generation by preserving and sharing the story of Virginia.

The leaders who step up to support the Virginia Museum of History & Culture at the following membership levels enjoy invitations to exhibit openings, access to speakers, and exclusive events and opportunities. That’s in addition to all the other benefits of membership, including 4 tickets to special exhibitions.

Founders – $15,000 and above

John Marshall Council – $10,000

James Madison Council – $5,000

Senior Fellow – $2,500

Fellow – $1,000

Associate – $500

Benefactor – $250