Minnesota Historical Society

Membership (senior discount)

MNHS membership is the best way to create your very own historic adventure. Members get the best deal in history with free general admission and discounts on events, purchases, and more at all of our historic sites and museums for a full year. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Right now, history—and your support—matters more than ever. Join or renew online today and receive an extended 14-month membership for the regular price of 12 months (offer good through March 31, 2021) on Individual, Individual Plus, Household, Household Plus, Associate, Contributing and Sustaining level memberships only.

Note: as staff are working remotely in compliance with COVID-19 recommendations, membership cards will be mailed biweekly and you should receive them within 4-6 weeks. You will receive an email confirmation of your membership ID number, level, and payment.

Membership benefits

  • 10% discount at all MNHS museum stores and at shop.mnhs.org
  • Free general admission and a 20% discount on ticketed events at 26 MNHS historic sites and museums in Minnesota
  • Members-only discounts on...
    • Dining at Minnesota History Center's Market House by D'Amico and Mill City Museum's Bushel & Peck Cafe
    • All books published by MNHS Press
    • Copies of historic photos and documents from MNHS collections 
    • Services in the Gale Family Library
    • Minnesota History Center parking
  • Subscriptions to...
    • Award-winning Minnesota History magazine and MNHS programs and events magazine
    • MNHS email and digital updates on upcoming programs, events, special offers and more
  • New exhibit preview parties and members-only events year-round
  • Time Travelers reciprocal benefits at nearly 250 historical societies nationwide
  • A portion of your MNHS membership is tax deductible.


    Available discounts (note: only one discount available per membership)

    • $5 teacher discount -- K-12 teacher, administrator, or homeschooler. See our discounted teacher memberships.


    Membership levels (senior discount)

     Individual - $45/year

    • Membership benefits for 1 named adult

     Individual Plus - $64/year

    • Membership benefits for 1 named adult
    • Admission for 1 additional guest

     Household - $74/year

    • Membership benefits for 2 named adults + kids under age 18 in household, or grandchildren

     Household Plus - $94/year

    • Membership benefits for 2 named adults + kids under age 18 in household, or grandchildren
    • Admission for 2 additional guests

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