The U.S. Capitol Historical Society relies on generous contributions from individuals like yourself.

Your support plays a vital role in preserving and promoting the rich history of the U.S. Capitol. There are several convenient and tax-deductible ways to make a meaningful gift to advance the mission of the USCHS. Select the method(s) that suit your preferences and make a lasting impact.

Make your check payable to USCHS and mail it to:

U.S. Capitol Historical Society
200 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

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USCHS is a 501(c)(3) public charity with high ratings from multiple organizations. The tax ID # is 52-0796820.

Why Support the Society?

Since 1962, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society has proudly worked in part, “to foster and increase an informed patriotism.” Your support is essential to our mission. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is committed to preserving our nation’s history and promoting civic education. And as a vital educational organization, we rely on the generous contributions of our donors to continue providing valuable public history programming. 

By contributing annually, you help to sustain our rich tradition of service to our nation and community. Your donation provides us with the ongoing financial support we need to bring the Capitol to life for future generations, manage our signature We the People education program, provide valuable civic education resources, advance public history scholarship, and expand awareness of our democratic legacy.

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Make the most of your gift

We gratefully accept gifts of all kinds, but to truly make a significant impact, consider these highly effective ways you can contribute right now.

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Here are the civics education programs that will benefit directly from your generosity:

We the People Constitution Tour:

This free educational tour takes DC students in historically underserved communities to historical sites in Washington, DC, to learn about the first three articles of the Constitution.

The We the People Hub:

A digital collection of resources for teachers that offer a deeper understanding of civic rights and responsibilities.

Teacher Professional Development Workshops:

The Three Branches Institute is a free three-day virtual professional development workshop empowering teachers nationwide with educational resources and new teaching strategies.

Teaching the Constitution Through Theater:

We collaborate with StoryWorks Theater, playwrights, educators, and historians to produce plays about the Constitution that offer a unique opportunity for students to learn about history through theater.

"Capitol Kids!" Webinar Series:

This series brings authors to middle school classrooms nationwide to discuss American history in a fun way and inspire democratic participation.

Other Ways to Support USCHS

Matching Gifts

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Corporate Sponsorship

The generous annual contributions from our corporate donors are instrumental in fueling the Society's mission. Explore ways for your company to sponsor or support our educational initiatives.

Spread the Word

Share our mission with your network. Help us reach more people who believe in empowering our youth.

Spread awareness about our educational programs by encouraging teachers to incorporate our resources into their curriculums.

Planned Giving

Consider including the United States Capitol Historical Society in your estate planning or will. Depending on the type of gift you choose, you may realize immediate or future tax savings that benefit both you and your family.

Host a Fundraiser

Organize a local event or fundraiser in your community to support our programs.

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Development Department

Phone: 202-543-8919 ext. 23


Phone: 202-543-8919 ext. 21


Monday  – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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