Become a Member

Become a member of the Minnesota Historical Society and get free general admission to Fort Ridgely and 25 other MNHS historic sites and museums!

Basic membership benefits

  • Free general admission at 26 MNHS historic sites and museums in Minnesota.
  • 20% discount on all special events, including tours, family activities, lectures, classes, and more.
  • 10% discount at all MNHS museum stores and at shop.mnhs.org.
  • 10% discount at Minnesota History Center's Market House by D'Amico and Mill City Museum's Bushel & Peck Cafe.
  • 10% discount on MNHS Press purchases.
  • 10% discount on Gale Family Library services.
  • Discount on Minnesota History Center parking.
  • Award-winning Minnesota History magazine and MNHS programs and events magazine.
  • Exhibit previews and members-only events.
  • Time Travelers reciprocal benefits at nearly 250 historical societies nationwide.
  • A portion of your membership is tax-deductible.
Illustrated map of Minnesota highlighting the Minnesota Historical Society's historic sites.