Thank you for supporting Wilton House Museum!

With your support, we share Wilton and its collections through tours, lectures, and exhibitions. For our 2023-2024 fundraising campaign, we are committed to a goal of $160,000. Your gift to Wilton House Museum supports our mission to be a gathering place for discussing life in Virginia, displaying decorative arts, honoring historic preservation, and understanding how the past continues to shape life in America today. Together, we will advance our vision to serve as Richmond’s premiere historic house museum.

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More Ways to Support

Become a Corporate Sponsor

For program and event sponsorship opportunities, please contact jrizzo@wiltonhm.org or call (804) 282-5936, ext. 2.

Join Our Team

For almost 60 years volunteers have been leading guests through the rooms of Wilton and making them feel welcome during Wilton’s many events. Volunteers are always needed to give guided tours of Wilton House Museum. Volunteers are needed as well to serve as greeters in our Visitor’s Center and welcome guests to Wilton!

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Careers

Working at Wilton House Museum means being immersed in history and architectural significance every day.

Museum Interpreter

The Museum Interpreter serves as the front line of the museum experience responsible for welcoming museum visitors, processing admissions, and conducting guided tours of Wilton House Museum. This position reports to the Director of Visitor Experience.

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Internships

Wilton House Museum has held the distinct pleasure of working with both undergraduate and graduate students in exposing them to teaching, interpreting, and caring for our history in new and meaningful ways. Interns at Wilton House Museum work side-by-side with professional staff to understand and execute museum-related tasks and offer professional-level experience in a museum setting. Each internship is geared toward the student and his or her own interests. Internships are available in Education & Interpretation, Exhibition Curating, and Collections Management.

If you are a student currently enrolled at a college or university and would like to earn academic credit for an internship at Wilton, please fill out the interest form linked below.

Interest Form
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Volunteer

How You Can Help

  • Lead tours of Wilton

  • Visitor Center Welcome Desk

  • Special programs and events

Volunteer Benefits

  • 10% Discount in the Museum Gift Shop

  • Complimentary admission to Wilton House Museum (plus guests)

  • Complimentary admission to select museum-sponsored programs and events

  • Complimentary pass for two to Richmond-area attractions

  • Special preview of exhibitions

  • Monthly newsletter mailing

Become a Tour Guide

Leading guided tours at Wilton is one of the greatest gifts we receive from our volunteer guides. For as few as 4 hours a month, being a guide at Wilton is rewarding to both visitor and guide. Guides receive all of the above mentioned benefits, plus regular training and interpretation updates. Previous knowledge of Wilton and its history is not required, only your desire to learn and lead. If you would like to know more about becoming a guide, or have any questions about leading tours, please contact us.

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