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American Friends of English Heritage

Sharing the Story of England Across the Globe

The American Friends of English Heritage champions English Heritage’s work, supporting the charity’s efforts to keep England’s story alive for everyone to enjoy, both at home and internationally.

Become an American Patron of English Heritage and get closer to England’s past with exclusive access to seminars, lectures and social events with English Heritage’s experts and supporters.

Become a Patron

Our Work

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic sites and hundreds of thousands of artifacts.
From mighty medieval castles to elegant country houses, and from Second World War remains to the ramparts of Roman forts, the charity celebrates England’s history in the places where it really happened, and welcomes millions of people from around the world to experience it for themselves every single year.

English Heritage is one of the beacons in the international heritage sector for their decades of effective stewardship of some of the most extraordinary historic sites accessible to the public. Their creative, ever-involving interpretation has given new visitors insight into the many layers of history to be found at complex places such as Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall. And there are always reasons for past visitors to come again. The greatest discovery for me on each trip to England is how much remains to be discovered. English Heritage provides the road map.

Lisa Ackerman, Chair of American Friends of English Heritage

How to join and support

Join a network of likeminded individuals passionate about protecting and promoting England’s fascinating past and its role in shaping our lives and the world around us.

The American Friends of English Heritage is a tax-exempt organization. Donations to the American Friends are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


    Discover more about England’s history wherever you are.


    - The American Friends newsletter
    - Invitations to virtual events

  • PATRON – $500 OR JUNIOR PATRON (Under 40) – $350

    Celebrate our shared history and get close to the past.

    All the benefits of Friends, plus:

    - Invitations to seminars and lectures in the US and the UK
    - Special events with English Heritage curators and access to the National Heritage Collection
    - Booking access to English Heritage UK travel program
    - An English Heritage membership, which includes free access to English Heritage sites
    - A copy of the English Heritage Handbook


    Enjoy activities and events and discover the best of English Heritage.

    All the benefits of Patrons and Junior Patrons, plus:

    - Priority booking for American Patrons of English Heritage 
    - Events in the UK and US, and UK travel program 
    - Selected invitations to private social events in the US
    - An invitation to the annual English Heritage Chair’s Reception in London
    - Event preview reception drinks with guest speaker

Support Us

Join as an American Patron of English Heritage today by clicking here.

We are also looking to work with businesses, trusts and foundations, and have a range of ways in which we can recognise support and partnerships. For more information on any of the above, please contact our American Friends team:

tel. +1 917-690-1750
Susan Mathisen
c/o JHPA, 39 West 37th Street,
Floor 12A, New York, NY 10018

Support Us

Thank You

Your generous support as an American Patron of English Heritage is helping us keep the fascinating stories of England alive for everyone to enjoy, wherever in the world you might be.

The American Friends of English Heritage is a publicly supported, not-for-profit organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The American Friends of English Heritage is formed with the purpose of promoting the United Kingdom-based charity English Heritage in the United States through educational activities and fundraising and philanthropy for English Heritage sites and associated programs. Funds raised will support the activities of the American Friends or be re-granted to English Heritage or other organizations to support educational programs, historic preservation, art conservation and other projects that fulfil the mission of the American Friends.