Join & Donate

The Museum must raise funds each and every year to restore and maintain its 1832 landmark building; conserve the original collections of furniture, decorative arts, and textiles; and host public education programs for adults and schoolchildren. We need your help.

Tax-deductible cash and stock gifts — large and small — from individuals, foundations, and small businesses really do make a difference. We’d be honored to add you to our list of supporters. Your time and talent are valuable too. Click here for information about volunteering.

Make a Fully Tax Deductible Donation


By Telephone

Or, if you’d prefer not to donate online …
Call 212-777-1089.
Please have your credit card ready.

By Mail

Send check or money order to:
Merchant’s House Museum
29 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10003

Stock & Securities Donations and Bequests

To request information about making a donation of stocks and securities, or including the Merchant’s House in your long-term financial planning, please call Executive Director Margaret Halsey Gardiner at 212-777-1089 or email

Donate Goods & Services

Call 212-777-1089 for more information about making an in-kind contribution.

Cleaning House? Help Our Shop!

Donate new or gently used small items for resale in the Museum’s shop and receive a tax deduction. No books, music, or clothing please.

Download and print a copy of our Gift Shop Donation Form. Attach the completed form to your donation and bring it to the Museum during open hours, Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Or call 212-777-1089 to arrange another drop-off time.

Become a Member or Renew Your Membership

Benefits include:

  • Free admission to the Museum & Garden*
  • Subscription to our email Newsletter
  • Free admission to special Members’ Only Events*
  • Free or reduced admission to events*
  • And all Membership contributions are fully tax deductible!

*Family/Household and above receive benefits for two, Good Neighbor and Senior/Student, for one.

Join (or renew) online.

Sustaining Membership

Receive all the benefits of Membership* with a smaller monthly payment. Simply click the button below and then select “Make this a monthly donation.”

*Sustaining donations of $10 per month and above receive benefits for two, $9 and below, for one.