Annual Membership and Benefits
When you become a member of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, you’ll join thousands of fellow Americans preserving more than just the architectural legacy of this majestic building. You will help bring alive the place where Americans from all walks of life have made history for over 200 years. As a member of the Society, you will not only experience the Capitol as an ‘insider’, but also ensure that it remains a vital part of our nation’s legacy.
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is a 501(c)(3), non-partisan educational organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
Charter Donors ($50-74) receive a membership card, special invitations, a complimentary exterior walking tour of the Capitol, a 10% discount on all Society merchandise, and the Society’s electronic newsletter, The Capitol Dome. (Fully tax-deductible)
Cornerstone Society Donors ($100-249) enjoy all the Freedom Society benefits as well as an invitation for two to the Annual Freedom Award Reception and recognition in The Capitol Dome. (All but $29 is tax-deductible)
Rotunda Society Donors ($250-499) enjoy all Cornerstone benefits of the Society as well as invitations to informal USCHS gatherings hosted by Society Trustees and USCHS’s acclaimed annual calendar. (All but $53 is tax-deductible)
Capitol Circle Donors ($1,000-2,499) enjoy all the benefits of an Architect of History as well as an invitation for four to the Freedom Award, private tour of the Capitol for up to 10 people, unlimited exterior walking tours, and our annual Holiday Ornament. (All but $140 is tax-deductible)
Capitol Steward Donors ($5,000-9,999) enjoy all the benefits of a Benefactor Donor as well as an invitation for you and a guest to a Congressional Dinner honoring the history of a select House or Senate Committee and four invitations to the Society’s Congressional Reception in the Capitol. (All but $344 is tax-deductible)
William Thornton Society Donors ($10,000-24,999) enjoy all the benefits of a Capitol Steward Donor as well as an invitation for you and a guest to the Society’s annual Congressional Leadership Breakfast where Congressional Leaders share their special thoughts and feelings about the Capitol Building and a 20% discount on USCHS merchandise. (All but $383 is tax-deductible)
You can also join/renew your membership with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society by:
- Downloading and completing our USCHS Web-Membership Form and mailing it back to us.
- Calling the Membership Department at 202-543-8919 x20.
Renew your Membership
Thank you for your support of USCHS! Your annual commitment is critical to the success of our educational programs. Please take this opportunity to consider upgrading your membership to a higher level and receive even greater benefits! JOIN NOW
Gifts of Membership
Introduce someone special to you to the rewarding experience of learning about history while actively supporting our efforts to preserve and promote our national heritage. Gift memberships are available for people of all ages – great for birthdays, retirements, holidays, and patriotic occasions like the 4th of July. Choose “Gift” on the registration form when purchasing the membership of your choice. DONATE NOW
Our Newest Way to Say Thank You!
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society in conjunction with the U.S. Senate Federal Credit Union now offers Credit Union Membership to all current members of the Society. Please click on the link to read more about this exciting opportunity: USCHS-USSFCU-Membership [PDF]
Capitol Alumni Membership
Are you or were you a Congressional staff person? A Capitol staff person? A Congressional Page or Intern? A descendant or family member of someone who served on Capitol Hill? If so, you qualify for the Society’s newest category of membership–Capitol Alumni. Click Here [PDF] for more information about Capitol Alumni membership.