Shakespeare's Birthplace America


There is a long and proud history of connection between American visitors and Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

The very first name in the first visitor book for Shakespeare’s Birthplace is JH Perkins from Boston, Massachusetts, who visited in 1812. Subsequent visitors have included Presidents Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Theodore Roosevelt, as well as many great American writers and actors.  Today, 100,000 visitors a year come from the US to discover the humble home where a genius was born, and to learn about Shakespeare the man and the environment that inspired his work.   

Shakespeare’s Birthplace America is a nonprofit organisation founded in 2014 to ensure these relationships continue for future generations, and to provide new opportunities to help Americans connect with Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon. It supports the work of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT), a registered charity in England.  Key activities include: 

> Education programs in the UK, US and worldwide

> Projects with US partners

> A unique resource for international scholars

> Maintaining and interpreting Shakespeare’s family homes to inspire visitors 


How you can help

SBT is an independent not for profit organisation that receives no regular public or government funding. Its ability to carry out these projects and many more is limited only by limited resources.  Please make a difference today: 

Join us as a Patron and enjoy invitations to unique events, private viewings and the opportunity to meet our Shakespearian experts

- Make a gift in US Dollars, via our SBA Paypal account

- Make a donation to general funds or to any area of our work – please contact us to discuss your interests


All support is warmly appreciated and will help to keep our doors open and continue to provide unique insight and inspiration for everyone who loves Shakespeare. Thank you

Contact us:

Shakespeare’s Birthplace America Inc
3554 West Orange County Club Drive
Suite 250
Winter Garden FL 34786

Shakespeare’s Birthplace America has applied to the Internal Revenue Service for tax exempt 501(c)(3) status. The Shakespeare’s Birthplace America Board periodically reviews grant proposals from the SBT and distributes funds to support it.