The Historic House Trust of New York City

In partnership with NYC Parks, the Historic House Trust advocates for, promotes, and provides expertise to preserve 23 publicly owned historic sites located throughout the city’s five boroughs. Learn more about our sites!

As we continue to monitor developments surrounding COVID-19, HHT’s partner sites are working to safely reintroduce visitors to their museums. Please check individual house museum websites for updated hours and visitation information. 


Everyone is aware of the challenges of this year, many of which will remain with us into 2021. With your support, HHT can help realize our aspirations for a hopeful new year. Whether it’s enhancing green spaces, creating innovative accessibility programs, addressing curatorial needs as the museums reopen, or developing new virtual tools to engage with the public, we strive to bring these sites alive in the fullest ways possible.

The 23 historic sites in HHT’s care tell the story of New York City, from the indigenous people who first settled its shores to the diverse New Yorkers who populate the five boroughs today. It is vital that this story, and its lessons, are imparted to our next generation.


More about Membership!

No question about it, public parks have become increasingly important to our well-being during this extraordinary year. Fortunately, beyond offering much needed respite, NYC’s open spaces—especially those parks that surround the Historic House Trust’s 23 partner house museums—are deeply rooted in history and in the communities that have grown around them. As our partner museums begin to safely reopen to the public, experience the unexpected historic delights within these sites’ grounds and parks.

This year, HHT members will receive fun virtual perks along with a digital membership card for free admission to HHT’s partner sites. Thank you for being an instrumental part of our mission that celebrates the vibrant history living under your feet, in the parks and sites preserved in your own backyard!

Click here to learn more about HHT’s membership program and choose the level that’s right for you.


What’s Happening at the Houses?

While our houses remain closed due to COVID-19, they are still providing quality digital content and events! We are introducing HHT Online, a one-stop-shop for all HHT house activities. Use this platform to peruse virtual house tours, historic cooking demonstrations, kids activities, educational tools, and more! It will be continuously updated, so check back regularly for new offerings. We look forward to welcoming you back in person to all 23 of our historic sites when it is safe to do so.

Click here to start discovering 360 years of history from home. Happy exploring! #HHTOnline


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The Historic House Trust of New York City thanks its funders for their continued support.