Shakespeare's Birthplace America


William Shakespeare is the most famous writer of all time. His works are renowned the world over and his influence continues to shape our lives today.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace America is founded to support and promote the work of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in America, and to enable American supporters to make a crucial contribution to its work and appeals.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, including Shakespeare’s Birthplace, and the four other Shakespeare family homes, welcoming over 800,000 visitors each year including 100,000 visitors from North America.

Its museum and archive is unique in its scope, its treasures, and its openness for all. Its education programs encourage the appreciation and study of Shakespeare on an international scale, with regular residential programs for High School and College students from the USA.

Join us and play your part

Tread a little closer to history by becoming a Patron of Shakespeare’s Birthplace America. Join us for unique and prestigious events, including the annual birthday celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon, private viewings, exclusive tours and the chance to meet the people at the heart of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. We also offer an annual event in the USA, and invite Patrons to special talks whenever our team of Shakespearian experts is in America.

“The funds provided by our loyal Patrons will be used to conserve our Shakespeare homes, and maintain and preserve our unique collections. They will enable thousands of people worldwide to discover more about William Shakespeare and his life.”
Dr Diana Owen,
Director, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Contact our Development Team, who would be delighted to talk to you about the Patron scheme and how you can support us.


Shakespeare’s Birthplace America Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that has applied to the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) status. Registered address 7288 Hanover Green Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an independent UK registered charity 209302. UK Registered address The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW.