Become a Member
Joining Telfair Museums introduces you to a fascinating world of art, architecture, history, and culture, but it also benefits the community. By becoming a member today, you will support a diverse array of programming, from world-class exhibitions to educational outreach. Telfair’s programs connect thousands of people regardless of age, background, neighborhood, or need, and we want you to be our partner in changing lives right here in Savannah!
All Telfair Museums Members enjoy:
- Free admission to all three of our sites for one year
- One-time use, electronic guest pass(es)
- Member access to exhibition previews, receptions, and lectures
- Free entry to Drop-In Studio
- Special Children’s Art Museum benefits – stay tuned!
- 10% discount at the museum stores
- Member rate on art classes, camps, workshops, Art Start program, and special events
- Complimentary subscription to to Telfair magazine (3 issues a year)
- Eligibility to become a docent or join Telfair’s Member Affinity Groups
- Age 13-25 years
- Digital version of Telfair members’ magazine
- 1 one-time-use guest pass
DUAL SENIOR $70
- All standard benefits for two adults
- 2 one-time use, electronic guest passes
- All standard benefits for two adults and children in the same household up to age 18
- 2 one-time use, electronic guest passes
- All standard benefits for two adults and children in the household up to age 18
- Access to more than 1,200 museums nationwide through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association and Southeastern Reciprocal Membership (SERM)
- 6 one-time use, electronic guest passes
- All Friend level benefits
- 8 one-time use, electronic guest passes
- Private, Master Docent-led exhibition tour
- All Donor level benefits
- 1 free gift membership to share
- Donor wall and annual report recognition
Our Director’s Circle memberships offer all of the benefits of a Patron Level membership, plus much more! To explore the benefits of becoming a Director’s Circle member, please visit our Director’s Circle page.
Join by Mail
Prefer to join via mail? Simply mail your completed membership application and a check or money order to:
PO Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412
North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Members
Members from more than 1,200 NARM institutions who present a membership card validated with accepted NARM identification are entitled to the following privileges at Telfair Museums: free/member admission during regular museum hours and member discounts at museum stores. Guests are not admitted unless they present a current membership card validated with accepted NARM identification. NARM privileges do not extend to members of other institutions within a 15-mile radius.
New Membership Features!
Read more about membership auto-renewal here»
Digital Membership Cards
Telfair is taking a new initiative to make your membership experience as convenient as possible! All active $150 Friend level members and above are issued a downloadable digital card via email. The cards can be downloaded to both iPhones and Androids and will save in your wallet app. Going digital means that you never have to worry about forgetting your membership card at home, in addition to being more environmentally friendly!
Your digital membership card is unique to your membership and will display your name, membership level, expiration date, and barcode to scan. The “back” of the card will display all of your benefits, link to renew, and important museum information. It’s similar to your current card, but much more eco-friendly and more difficult to lose! It will update automatically when your membership information changes.
If you still wish to receive a physical card, we’re offering an opt-in option. Be sure to check the box on your membership renewal notice or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Browse our frequently asked questions for more information about your Telfair Museums membership! If we don’t answer your question below, please contact us so we may assist you.
It’s easy! Just give your name or the primary member’s name to a front desk attendant at any of our three sites. We’ll issue your guest a 3-site ticket that lets them visit all three sites within one week. If you won’t be accompanying your guest, just make sure they know your name or the name of the primary member.
Of course! You’ll get 2 extra guest passes if your renewal payment is received on or before your expiration date.
You have several options!
- Visit any of our three sites and fill out a physical application
- Join online (link)
- Call our Membership Coordinator at 912-790-8807
- Download the membership application form (link) and mail it with your payment to:
- Development Office, PO Box 10081, Savannah, GA 31412
Museum memberships are available to anyone 13 or older. Children 5 and under are free (up to 4 free children per paying adult).
Soon! Your membership is effective the second you join, so just speak to someone at the front desk and they’ll check you in. That said, within 5-7 business days you’ll get a physical membership packet that includes your membership card(s), letter of acknowledgement with tax receipt, and a Telfair car decal.
One year! For example, if you purchased a membership on July 22, 2018, it will be valid until July 31, 2019.
Good question! We give you 3 months after your membership expires to renew, and all your benefits are still active during that grace period. If you miss the grace period and renew after, then your expiration date will change to the end of the month you rejoined.
No problem! To make any changes, you’ll just need the new member’s full name, phone number, and email address. Then contact our Membership Coordinator at 917-790-8807 or email@example.com and we’ll take care of the rest.
Joining our member affinity groups is an excellent way to further your engagement with the museum! You must be a current Telfair member to be eligible to join. Affinity group dues are in addition to your Telfair museum membership and enable each group to fulfill its mission and enhance the group’s unique programming.
Telfair’s five member affinity groups are:
Friends of African American Arts (FAAA)
Friends of the Owens-Thomas House (FOT)
Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society (GMCS)
Telfair Contemporaries (TC)
Click here to learn more. If you are unsure of your current membership status, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost Your Card? There’s a $5 fee per card to replace General Level membership cards. However, you can always enjoy any of our sites without your card. Just give your name to a front desk attendant and they’ll check you in!
Environmental Impact: A big part of Telfair’s mission is enhancing the landmark buildings entrusted to us in the historic district—preserving Savannah’s past while shaping its future—and we are also committed to reducing our environmental footprint. Since September 2017, we have been issuing electronic guest passes for all general membership levels, though we continue to accept valid paper guest passes at all of our sites. Find out more in the FAQ above.
Telfair Museums reserves the right to deny membership applications, and to revoke memberships without refund for membership fees paid, for persons whose conduct Telfair Museums deems in its sole discretion to be disorderly, abusive, in violation of Telfair Museums rules or otherwise inappropriate. Membership levels, benefits, and prices are subject to change without notice.
912.790.8807 | email@example.com
International and Domestic Travel
Telfair Museums is a member of the Museum Travel Alliance. This partnership brings members of the Telfair exciting travel opportunities in the U.S. and around the world. Find out more travel opportunities with the Museum Travel Alliance below.
What is the Museum Travel Alliance?
The Museum Travel Alliance is a consortium of cultural institutions offering curated, luxury travel experiences led by renowned scholars and curators.
What trips are available?
A variety of international trips and several U.S. trips are presented annually. Explore another city’s or another culture’s history, architecture and art. For a full list of travel programs click here.
Who is eligible to participate?
The only requirement to attend one of these tours is that you have a current membership with Telfair Museums, or another institution participating in the Museum Travel Alliance.
For more information about the trips, click here to take a look at the MTA’s frequently asked questions page.
You can also contact our Membership Program Manager Calli Laundre at 912.790-8807 or, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have further questions.