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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 our historic sites and museums for a full year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Shop and save 20% during members-only double discount days
November 26–December 5, 2021

Members save 20% on regularly priced one-of-a-kind Minnesota-inspired gifts at the History Center museum store and online during our pre-holiday sale.


Give an MNHS gift membership and put a little holiday past into someone’s holiday present!

Membership also makes a great gift. Purchase one now securely online for your friends or family, or call 651-259-3131 Mon-Fri. Gift membership cards will be mailed to you if ordered before Dec 15. After Dec. 15 please purchase gift memberships onsite at MNHS museum stores.

Membership benefits

  • Free general admission and a 20% discount on ticketed events at all MNHS historic sites and museums in Minnesota
  • 10% discount at all MNHS museum stores and at
  • Members-only discounts on...
    • 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...
  • 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

 $5 teacher discount — I'm a K-12 teacher, administrator, or homeschooler
 $5 senior discount — I'm age 65+

Note: Promo codes cannot be combined with other standing membership discounts (teacher or senior discount). Maximum discount allowed on any membership is $10. 

Membership levels

Individual - $50 per year

  • Membership benefits for 1 named adult

Household - $79 per year

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

Individual Plus - $69 per year

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

Household Plus - $99 per year

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

North Star Circle

North Star Circle members each contribute at least $1,200 annually to MNHS general operations, and their leadership and generosity help make MNHS one of the largest and most respected organizations of our kind in the country.

North Star Circle members help MNHS expand its efforts to preserve Minnesota’s past, share its powerful stories, and connect people with history.

Learn more about the North Star Circle

North Star Circle.