Your membership is an investment in the greater New Bedford community and ensures the preservation of this National Historic Landmark. Join now and help us share the past with future generations.

Open the door to a year of history, architecture, gardens, and programs that inspire and enrich learning. Visitors to the 1834 historic house will find period rooms and gallery-style exhibitions. Many of Educational programs and tours are hosted digitally and uploaded to our YouTube channel. And soon-to-come digital tour for your phone allows increased access to the period rooms and exhibitions on the residents of 396 County Street.

Museum membership benefits include free admission to the house and grounds, reduced or free admission for museum programs and events, members’ only events, and discounts in the Museum Store. 

Give the gift of a membership to the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum. Gift memberships are activated in our system at the date of purchase and expire at the end of the month one year from the date of purchase.

Museum Membership Supports:

  • Preservation of the mansion and gardens
  • Educational programming for area students
  • Cultural community programming
  • Permanent and temporary Museum exhibitions

Museum Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free admission to the house and grounds
  • Reduced rates for RJD programs and events
  • Free admission to select RJD programs and events
  • Invitations to all events and the annual Members’ Reception
  • The semi-annual newsletter
  • 10% discount at the Museum store
  • Four free passes to the Museum for friends and family (Boxwood level and up)
  • One weekday facility rental (Copper Beech / Corporate Level)

Membership Levels

  • Individual: $50 / New Bedford Resident: $40
  • Dual: $65 / New Bedford Residents: $55
  • Family: $85 / New Bedford Residents: $75
  • Boxwood: $125
  • Hydrangea: $250
  • Rose: $500
  • Copper Beech: $1,000

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As a successful business in the greater New Bedford region, we know you share our values:

  • We believe that children benefit from rich educational and cultural experiences; 
  • We believe that a good quality of life includes opportunities for learning and socialization outside of  formal school environments;
  • We are committed to a thriving New Bedford and South Coast
  • We believe in investing in these values.

Corporate Membership Benefits:

  • Recognition in the Museum’s Annual Report and Newsletter
  • Discounts for corporate event rentals at the Museum
  • 20 free passes to the RJD to share with your customers and clients
  • Free admission for all company employees on three “Corporate Member Days” annually
  • One complimentary weekday two-hour facility rental: great for new employee welcome events, staff retreats, and small parties

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For further information, contact Hillary Fortin,
Development and Administration Coordinator, (508) 997-1401 x103.

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