Be a part of the Foundation’s mission to inspire citizens to explore the past and cultivate a deeper understanding of their civic history and civic responsibility. Members of the National Archives Foundation help fund cutting-edge exhibits, interactive educational activities, and high-profile public programs. In return, members enjoy special recognition and privileges. They also have access to members-only events throughout the year.

Contact the membership office at 202-357-5946 or

All Foundation members receive these core benefits, plus the benefits listed under each level below:

  • – Special access. Personalized membership card giving you priority admission to the National Archives Museum and free admission to Presidential Libraries and Museums nationwide
  • – Advance notice. Receive email updates on upcoming programs and activities
  • – Discounts. 10% discount year-round, plus additional seasonal discounts, at the National Archives Store in Washington, DC, and online at

Member - National

National Member ($60)
  • – Core membership benefits, plus: 
  • – Bring one guest when you visit the National Archives Museum
  • – Invitations to attend members-only events at the Archives throughout the year

Become a National Member

Explorer ($100) – Best value for families!
  • Member - Explorer– Core membership benefits, plus: 
  • – Bring up to four guests when you visit the National Archives Museum
  • – Scavenger hunt for your first visit of the National Archives Museum; perfect for ages 8 and up
  • – Invitations to attend special members-only events at the Archives throughout the year

Become an Explorer


Madison ($250)

Become a Madison Member


Jefferson ($500)
  • – Core membership benefits, plus: 
  • – All the benefits at the $250 level, plus: 
  • – Reproduction of a significant historical record selected by the Foundation

Become a Jefferson Member

Washington ($1,000)
  • membership-6– Core membership benefits, plus: 
  • – All the benefits at the $500 level, plus:
  • – Invitations to attend special receptions prior to public programs throughout the year
  • – Invitation to the July 4th Promise of America breakfast and priority seating on the portico for the ceremonial reading of the Declaration of Independence

Become a Washington Member

Circles Membership ($5,000-$25,000)

For more exclusive membership opportunities, consider joining our Circles Membership and experience the historical records of the National Archives in a unique way.

Member - Signers CircleFeatured benefits for Circles Membership:

  • – Up to six special invitations to Circles Membership programs and events throughout the year
  • – Invitation for two to the annual Gala dinner
  • – Private tours of the National Archives Museum
  • – Research support at the National Archives in Washington, DC

Contact our membership team at 202-357-5946 or click here for more information and a complete list of benefits.

Join Circles Membership

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