Become A Member

Become a Member

Become a member of Delaware Historical Society today, and enjoy free admission! Members are partners in our mission to preserve, promote, and share Delaware’s history in a welcoming environment so as to educate, inspire, and empower people and communities.

Members of the Delaware Historical Society enjoy a variety of benefits.

In addition to unlimited free general admission, benefits include invitations to members-only programs and special events, and discounts on museum store purchases and tickets for the Delaware History Makers Award.

All membership levels also include complimentary subscriptions to the Delaware History Journal, Delaware’s journal of scholarship since 1946, and our magazine, Making History.

Need to update your membership information?

Updating your membership information is as simple as filling out this form.

Core Benefits of Membership:

Membership Levels

  • $45
  • Core Benefits for one named cardholder
  • $60
  • Core Benefits for two named cardholders living in the same household
  • $75
  • Core Benefits for all members of your household
  • $100
  • Core Benefits for all members of your household
  • Two free guest passes
  • $150
  • Core Benefits for all members of your household
  • Two free guest passes
  • Invitations to explore topics in Women’s history in engaging social settings
  • Women at the Sponsor, Patron and First State Steward levels are also invited to 1915 Women’s Circle events
  • $500
  • Core Benefits for all members of your household
  • Six free guest passes
  • Two complimentary Family Memberships to give as gifts
  • 20% discount on facility rental fees for select spaces at both the Wilmington and New Castle campus, including the Delaware History Museum
  • $1,000
  • Core Benefits for all members of your household, plus all the benefits of Patron level
  • First State Stewards are invited to exclusive events and receive special updates on significant Delaware Historical Society initiatives
  • Domestic ($35)
  • Outside the USA ($40)

Institutional memberships are designed for schools and libraries that want the Society’s semiannual magazine and newsletter only.

Gift Memberships

Delaware Historical Society Memberships Make Great Gifts!

Looking for a unique gift idea that will provide a year of events and programs for a special friend or family member? Give the gift of membership and the recipient will receive invitations to lectures, tours, programs, and events throughout the year.

Any level of membership can be purchased for a gift.

Simply complete the membership form with the gift recipient’s name and contact information and then hit submit.

Contact the Membership Office