Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington, National Portrait Gallery

Other Ways to Join

Your decision to join the James Smithson Society membership will have a lasting impact on the Smithsonian Institution. Please join in the way that best suits your needs.


Please call 202-633-2040, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except Federal holidays). You will be asked to supply all information requested on the Membership form (pdf).


Please print the Membership form (pdf) and send it to the contribution processing center:

Smithsonian Institution
Contribution Receipt Center
PO Box 9016
Pittsfield, MA 01202-9016

In person

Please visit the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except federal holidays). View a map of our location.

Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, Suite 3150
Washington, DC 20560-0410

The Ripley Center is located between the Castle and the Freer Gallery, on the National Mall. Friends of the Smithsonian offices are located on the third level.

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