Join the Philadelphia History Museum today and become a part of a Philadelphia legacy founded over 75 years ago.

Membership Levels

  • Free, unlimited admission year-round to the Philadelphia History Museum
  • Invitations and free admission to members-only events
  • Free or discounted admission to PHM programs and activities
  • A subscription to PHM's e-newsletter, Historically Speaking
  • A 10% discount on Museum merchandise
  • Discounted parking at One Independence Garage, located at 7th & Chestnut.**
  • Free admission to local museums, including:
  • *Please allow up to three weeks to receive your membership material.
    **Must show Member Card and Member Parking Pass at One Independence Garage exit for discount. Up to three parking passes allowed per month per membership. Passes can be obtained at Admissions Desk.

    Individual $35 or Senior (age 65+) $25

    • Membership benefits for 1 individual (as listed above)

    Family $65

    • Membership benefits for 2 adults and all children 17 and under 

    Participating $85

    • All benefits of Household membership
    • Free admission for 2 adult guests
    • Reciprocal benefits through Time Travelers at 200 participating history organizations nationwide

    Sustaining $125

    • All benefits of Participating membership
    • Free admission for 2 additional adult guests (4 total)
    • Reciprocal benefits through NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums) at over 450 participating museums throughout North America

    Sponsor $400

    • All benefits of Sustaining membership
    • Free admission for 2 additional adults (6 total)
    • 10% discount on "Rent the Kent" (private facility rental)
    • Annual insider's tour of PHM

    Atwater Kent Society $1,000

    • All benefits of Sponsor membership
    • Free admission for 2 additional adults (10 total)
    • Annual AKS lecture and dinner
    • A 20% discount on "Rent the Kent" (private facility rental)

     Young Friends $45

    The Young Friends of the Philadelphia History Museum provide an avenue for the city’s young professionals to embrace the history of Philadelphia by exploring the past and recognizing its relevance to today’s world. Young Friends actively participate in achieving the Philadelphia History Museum’s mission to educate Philadelphia’s youth about their city by raising funds to support school groups visiting the Museum. Benefits include:

    • All benefits of Individual Membership
    • Young Friends social events, including the Museum's annual Cocktails in the Courtyard garden party
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Program and event discounts
    • Exclusive invitation to Young Friend partner events

    Young Friends Members must be 21 or over to join. 

    If you would prefer to sign up for membership by mail, please download and print our Membership Form (PDF) and mail completed form to the address below. Enclosed check should made payable to:

    Membership Office
    Philadelphia History Museum
    15 South Seventh Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Request additional information

    If you have any questions regarding membership, contact 215.685.4830 or email

    Gift Memberships

    Gift memberships make an ideal gift for the history enthusiast or Philadelphia fanatic in your life. A wide-range of member benefits, including reciprocal membership at several local museums offer great value for your gift. Purchase your gift membership by filling out the membership form in the name of your intended recipient.

    Corporate Members

    Corporate membership in the Philadelphia History Museum provides engaging and insightful participation opportunities for your business.  From curatorial presentations to exhibition previews and networking opportunities with other Corporate Members, your employees will always walk away with a greater appreciation for the city in which they do business.