General Membership Levels and Benefits

Unlimited admission to the Society’s museums, library*, and summer concert series.

Free or discounted admission to RIHS programs and events. Subscription to RI History journal and News and Notes. Discounts on gift shop purchases, SummerWalks tours, and research fees.

Plus, access to Time Travelers (discounts to 250 historic sites and museums across the country) as well as the New England Attractions Alliance, featuring a rotating monthly schedule of free museum admission at participating institutions in the region. Members at the Gaspee Group level and up also get access to the North American Reciprocal Museum Association and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums.

*The RIHS Library is free to all Rhode Island residents, but nonresident patrons pay $8, or $5 for students and seniors.

Membership levels range from individual to families of eight or more!




Give the Gift of Membership!

Share the Rhode Island Historical Society with your friends or family through the gift of membership.  To purchase a gift, call (401) 331-8575 x133, or use our 2018 gift membership form.

Would you like to pay your membership monthly?

Instead of making one lump-sum payment to the RIHS, you can pay in monthly installments.  Plus, you don’t have to worry about renewing your membership once a year. Please note that at this time our website is unable to process recurring payments.  To make arrangements or make changes, please contact Sarah Travers at (401) 331-8575 x133 or