Contribute to The Bostonian Society

Thank you for supporting quality public history!

Ways to Make a Donation to the Annual Fund



By Mail:

Development Department
The Bostonian Society
206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109

By Telephone: Kim White, 617-720-1713, ext. 16

Providing public history since 1881 as one of the first museums on the Freedom Trail.

Your gift helps us:

  • Provide meaningful interpretation of the Old State House, one of the most significant buildings in American History;
  • Educate over 100,000 visitors a year from Boston and beyond;
  • Preserve priceless artifacts in our collections dating back to the 17th-century.


The Bostonian Society is a private non-profit organization caring for the Old State House since 1881. We contribute over $1 million to the care and maintenance of the City-owned building annually. In addition to preserving the Old State House, we also provide these engaging public programs for Boston residents and visitors:

  • Unique daily tours: The Boston Massacre Tour, Revolutionary Tour, and various themed tours;
  • Guy Fawkes Pub Night (November), Massacre Day Reenactments (March), and School-vacation week activites.
  • Revolutionary Characters, an interactive way for all of our visitors to experience
    the famous and infamous persons that walked the streets of 18th century

The Annual Fund is a vital source of income for the organization. A gift to the Annual Fund will help further the Society's mission of sharing the story of our city with as broad and diverse a public as possible.

The Bostonian Society is a qualified organization as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your gift to the Annual Fund is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Thank you!

Contribute to the Annual Fund



Gifts of stock are one of the most popular ways to give a gift to the Bostonian Society. We would be pleased to discuss this option with you and help you or your brokerage firm make the necessary arrangements.

For more information, contact Linda Atlas by telephone at 671-720-1713 ext. 15 or by email.


A matching gift from your company will assist the Bostonian Society in its mission of preserving Boston's 18th-century history and sharing it with a broad and diverse public.

Many companies will match gifts made to non-profit organizations. Please ask your employer for eligibility requiresments, guidelines, and the appropriate matching gift forms. Once you have received the matching gift form from your employer, complete the employee portion of the form, and we will do the rest!


See our membership page for information on membership levels.

Contact Heather Leet for information about our Business Friends program.


Donate to the Bostonian Society on behalf of your loved one who loves history! The Bostonian Society can mail an acknowledgement of your gift to you, and a notification to the person honored by your gift (or to the family of a person memorialized by your gift).

Contact Kim White at 617-720-1713, ext. 16 for more information.