The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is a non-profit organization supported by the generosity
of our members, their participation, and donations.

The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum preserves the birthplace of Gilbert Stuart and its surrounding acreage. Focused on history, art, and nature, the Museum is charged with directing and supporting its operation as a National Historic Landmark and with the conservation of its natural setting.


Artists who participate in our Artists-in-Residence Program, come to paint or photograph on the Museum grounds. Their artwork is highlighted in special exhibits and sales held in our gallery.

Junior Intern Program

Junior Interns are trained museum volunteers between the ages of 14 – 18 years. Junior Interns present interpretive tours, helping Museum visitors to better understand and appreciate Gilbert Stuart, colonial daily life, and the museum collections. Participating in this program offers students a way to earn community service hours and gain a sense of pride in their community and in themselves. Junior Interns volunteer at least once a month on weekends during the museum season. A limited number of internships are available each year. Please contact the office for further information or to get an application for this program.

Docents / Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities available at the Museum include historical interpreters (docents), and volunteers for gardens, special events, newsletter, and more. Individualized training is available for those interested in becoming a museum docent. Scheduling and time commitments are flexible.

For More Information.

For more information regarding the above programs and ways to participate at the Gilbert Stuart Museum, please contact us at (401) 294-3001.