American Friends

Join the American Friends today to enjoy unlimited access to the palaces, unique events and much more.

Join the American Friends today to enjoy unlimited access to the palaces, unique events and much more.

American Friends

There has never been a better time to join the American Friends scheme. Membership is fantastic value for money and importantly supports the conservation and care of these precious palaces for future generations and of course, the long term appeal to transform and open Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland to visitors from around the world.

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Benefits of membership/ gift membership

As well as enjoying free and unlimited access to all six Historic Royal Palaces*, your membership also includes these great additional benefits...

  • Exclusive member events in the UK such as rooftop tours of Hampton Court Palace and Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.
  • Priority booking for events and lectures in the USA.
  • 10% discount in our restaurants, shops (exclusions apply) and cafes including the Orangery restaurant at Kensington Palace.
  • Access to the private members' room at Hampton Court
  • Subscription to our exclusive members’ magazine, 'Inside Story'
  • And e-newsletter updates about member events in the UK and USA
  • *Membership includes free entry to Kew Palace which is situated within Kew Gardens.

To access the palace a Kew Gardens ticket needs to be purchased at the published rates.

How to join

Please contact us directly or sign up online via our secure PayPal page*.

*Please specify which membership you would like by entering the respective fee on PayPal; Individual $75, Joint $100 or Family $135. A member of the team will be in contact shortly after upon receipt of payment.

Contact us

For more information regarding membership or patronage of Historic Royal Palaces, Inc. please contact the Development Department on +44(0) 20 3166 6321 or email

Historic Royal Palaces, Inc. is a tax exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.