The Historic House Trust of New York City

in partnership with NYC Parks, advocates for, promotes, and provides expertise to preserve 23 publicly owned historic sites located throughout the city’s five boroughs.

30th Anniversary Founders Award Dinner

Mark your calendar for a celebration 30 years in the making. The Historic House Trust’s 2019 Founders Award Dinner will honor the six former Chairs of the organization: Timothy C. Forbes, Cynthia C. Wainwright, Robert Quinlan, Deborah Krulewitch, Franny Eberhart, and John C. Gustafsson. Together, these exemplary leaders have dedicated 30 years of passion and purpose to the preservation of 23 significant historic sites in all five boroughs. We hope you will join us in toasting their impeccable leadership and timeless achievements, which continue to provide enduring value to many of New York City’s greatest historic treasures. All proceeds support the Historic House Trust, a nonprofit organization working in tandem with NYC Parks to provide essential support for 23 sites of architectural and cultural significance. For more information and questions on sponsorships, please contact: Matthew Coody / 212-360-8204 /

Support Our Annual Campaign  

The Historic House Trust is so much more than a collection of houses. Our sites are beacons of their communities and portals into history. They remind us of the momentous events that shaped New York City and the passionate people who have fueled its legendary energy, from the Lenape tribes who settled the shores to you reading this letter today. We love that HHT’s 23 houses challenge us to find new and engaging ways to speak about this shared history, the changing city, the conflicts we have weathered, and the issues we struggle with today. Your donation ensures that these sites are preserved and continue to serve their communities.

Historic House Trust Membership Program

With a membership to the Historic House Trust you have the freedom to journey across all five boroughs in search of new adventures. With unlimited free admission to the historic house museums in our collection, New York City is your oyster! And make sure to check out our new membership benefits, including special members-only tours,invitations to our 30th anniversary lecture series, and more. Join today and rediscover NYC with the Historic House Trust!

Events and Programming at 23 Historic Sites at the Click of a Button

There is always something to do in NYC and we know of 23 sites that have unique events and programming for all ages and interests across the five boroughs. Click the button below to discover what is happening at your historic house in your neighborhood.

Roof Raisers Curatorial Brigade Announcement:
Spring 2019 training for new Brigade members

Do you love NYC history? Do you love historic houses? Well, there are Historic Houses in all five boroughs of this great city that need your skills and dedication to help them take care of their historic furnishings and decorations in their period rooms. Yes, that’s right – with training and your time, you can be part of the award-winning Roof Raisers Curatorial Brigade contributing to the care and preservation of the history of material culture in NYC. You must complete one webinar and one training workshop day. Online REGISTRATION is now available from March 25th to April 15th!