Make a Gift, and Make History!
When you donate to the National Museum of American History, you help us to preserve, protect, and display America’s historic treasures. Every gift is tax-deducible, with an impact that reaches more than four million Museum visitors each year and millions more who access the Museum online.
The Museum's supporters are people just like you. Read some of their stories in our Donor Spotlight series.
Ways to give
Leave your mark on history by supporting the Museum with an unrestricted donation at any level. Gifts can be made in honor or memory of a loved one, and can be set up as one-time or recurring donations. Make an online donation.
Smithsonian Council for American History
With a gift of $1,000 or more, you can become a member of the Smithsonian Council for American History and receive an array of exclusive membership benefits. Find more information about the Smithsonian Council for American History.
Artifact Walls and History Highlight Cases
Become a supporter of a signature feature of the Museum, an Artifact Wall or History Highlight Case. Your generosity will be acknowledged with your name on a case for ten years. Find out more about the giving opportunities associated with Artifact Walls and History Highlight Cases.
To make a gift by mail, send a check to:
Attn: Michael Johnson
National Museum of American History
Office of External Affairs
PO Box 37012, MRC 619
Washington, DC 20013-0712
Wire Transfers and Gifts of Securities
For information on how to make a gift by wire transfer or through stocks or securities, contact the Office of External Affairs.
Bequests and other Planned Gifts
Learn more about designating the Museum as a beneficiary of your will, establishing an annuity, and other planned giving.
Please note: For information about donating an artifact to the museum, please contact the Office of Curatorial Affairs.