Free and Reduced Admissions

Providing expanded access to our properties and cultural sites.

With over 100 properties that are free and open to the public, The Trustees offers many opportunities that make our properties more financially accessible to visitors. While there are some properties, parking, and programs that have a fee associated with them, The Trustees also offers free or reduced admission to our cultural sites and properties for veterans, active military, seniors, and families.

The Trustees also offers free days in November and January. Click here to learn more.

Castle Hill, Fruitlands,  Long Hill, Stevens-Coolidge, Old Manse, and deCordova all now have the following discounted ticket types available:

  • EBT, SNAP, WIC, or ConnectorCare Card Holder – free for cardholder and family
  • Massachusetts Teacher Associate members – free (limit 1)
  • North American Reciprocal Museum level Members – free (limit 2)
  • AAM / NEMA / AASLH members – free (limit 1)
  • GO Pass – free (limit2 adults and 2 children under 18)
  • Active Military and Veterans – half price

Active Military and Veterans

In appreciation of our active-duty military, veterans, and their families, several of our properties offer reduced admissions (half price) or free admission.

EBT Card to Culture

Massachusetts residents who receive EBT, SNAP, WIC, and ConnectorCare benefits can show their card and receive free or reduced admission at Castle Hill, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Fruitlands Museum, Naumkeag, the Old Manse, and the Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens.  For sites where timed ticketing is required, please select the EBT option at check-out. To Learn more about Massachusetts Card to Culture Program,  a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council, the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector visit here.

See the full list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.

Massachusetts Teacher Association

The Trustees partners with the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) to provide its members free admission at select Trustees properties. Representing teachers, faculty, professional staff, and education support professionals working at public schools, colleges, and universities across Massachusetts, the MTA is committed to human and civil rights and advocates for quality public education in an environment in which lifelong learning and innovation flourish.

American Alliance of Museums / New England Museum Association / American Associate of State and Local History

The Trustees supports the standards of excellence, knowledge sharing, and professional networks represented by these cultural non-profit organizations. Card holding members receive free admission at select Trustees properties.

North American Reciprocal Museum

Holders of North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) level memberships from other cultural institutions receive free admission at select Trustees properties. As a participant in NARM, The Trustees is able to offer our own Members reciprocal benefit at other cultural institutions throughout the country. For more information on these benefits, please go here.

GO Pass

We’ve established partnerships with many libraries, nonprofits, colleges, and universities where you can pick up a GO Pass (Get Outside). These passes allow you to access many properties at a free or reduced rate. Please note that some properties require pre-registration. Contact your local libraries, nonprofits, colleges, and universities to inquire about Trustees GO Pass participation and availability. For more information on how to become a GoPass partner, click here.



The Trustees is proud to partner with Wonderfund to provide DCF Foster families with free admission at select Trustees properties.  Families can simply use their Wonderfund Access Card to receive the discount. Wonderfund serves children engaged with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.  They work directly with social workers to meet the individual needs of these children. With a goal of enriching children’s’ lives, the Access Card program provides Foster families free and reduced admission to establishments across Massachusetts.