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Membership in the Raleigh Tavern Society

Raleigh Tavern Society Annual membership of the Raleigh Tavern Society includes those friends of Colonial Williamsburg who make an unrestricted gift of cash or securities valued at $5,000 or more during a year. Membership in the Society provides individuals with access to a number of unique activities and benefits. There are also several special recognition levels within the Raleigh Tavern Society.

Become a Raleigh Tavern Society Member

Activities and Benefits of the Raleigh Tavern Society

  • Members are invited to an annual Raleigh Tavern Society meeting, which includes dinner, special entertainment, special behind-the-scenes activities, and an up-to-date report on Colonial Williamsburg.

  • Members may reserve accommodations at the Dr. Barraud House, one of Colonial Williamsburg's best-preserved eighteenth-century dwellings. This beautiful example of colonial architecture serves as a "home away from home" for members of the Raleigh Tavern Society. The furnishings, the gardens, the attention to detail, the special amenities - all are designed to give guests an experience unequaled anywhere else.

  • Members may also participate in the Colonial Williamsburg Cultural Expeditions. Study tours have included trips to England, France, Italy, and Russia. Contact the Cultural Expeditions Staff

  • Raleigh Tavern
  • Each member receives Advices, a semi-annual newsletter.

  • Our donor relations coordinators are happy to assist members in making room and dining reservations and help members enjoy all activities of our Historic Area. Special consideration and assistance is given to all requests made by members of the Raleigh Tavern Society. Please call 1-888-293-1776 or email gifts@cwf.org for more information.

  • Members of the Raleigh Tavern Society may visit the St. George Tucker House with their guests.


Special Recognition Levels

Raleigh Tavern Society meeting

The Apollo Room Circle ($7,500-$9,999)

The Apollo Room Circle is a special recognition level for individuals who give $7,500 or more each year. Members of this group receive special recognition in the Foundation's Annual Report, during Raleigh Tavern Society meetings, and on all membership lists.

Keeper of the Key ($10,000-$19,999)

Keeper of the Key is a special recognition level for individuals who give $10,000 or more each year. Members of this group receive special recognition in the Foundation's Annual Report, during Raleigh Tavern Society meetings, and on the membership lists.

special Governor's Palace tour

Innkeeper ($20,000+)

Innkeeper is a special recognition level for individuals who give $20,000 or more each year. Members of this group receive special recognition in the Foundation's Annual Report, during Raleigh Tavern Society meetings, and on the membership lists.

Life Membership

Life members of the Raleigh Tavern Society are those individuals whose total gifts of cash or securities to Colonial Williamsburg exceed $500,000 or an equivalent irrevocable life income gift. Individuals making gifts of objects with a total value of $1 million or more will qualify for life membership. Since the primary purpose of the Raleigh Tavern Society is to recognize those individuals who assist the Foundation in financing its current programs, annual gifts of objects - which are most welcome - are not eligible in meeting the criteria for annual membership in the Society.




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