The French-American Cultural Foundation is privileged to be partnered with some of the world’s most important historical sites and esteemed institutions. As a result of our relationships, members of the French-American Cultural Foundation can enjoy a host of experiences, including: advance notice of events, invitations to tours, exhibitions and private events, and select discounts.
Museum of the American Revolution
Located in Philadelphia the museum is dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution. The museum has an impressive collection of several thousand objects, works of art, manuscripts, and printed works from the period of the American Revolution.
The French Embassy and La Maison Française,in Washington, D.C., is the primary French diplomatic mission to the United States. Opened in 1984, with some 400 staffers, it is France’s largest foreign embassy.
The Jefferson Hotel
Located in the heart of Washington DC, the Jefferson is an award winning luxury five star hotel. It boasts an enviable collection of antiques, historic artwork, sculptures of the founding fathers, and a collection of original and signed documents from the American Revolution.
The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress.
The Meridian House and the neighboring White-Meyer House, headquarters of Meridian International Center, were designed by American architect John Russell Pope who also designed the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art (West Building), and the National Archives. Built in 1920 for Ambassador Irwin Boyle Laughlin, Meridian House was filled with his extensive collection of French paintings and Oriental porcelain.
Home to Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, Monticello is a World Heritage Site, museum, research institute, and presidential library. Since opening to the public in 1924 Monticello has attracted over 27 million visitors.
Once home to George Washington it is one of America’s most visited historic sites. Purchased by the General in 1754, he expanded the house supervising every renovation and addition. The Museum collection includes paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, metals, glass, textiles, tools, clothing, and personal accessories. It is also home to the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art was conceived and given to the people of the United States by Andrew W. Mellon (1855–1937). Dedicated on March 17, 1941, by the time of the museum’s 25th anniversary in 1966, 114 exhibition galleries were filled with great works of art. Each year private donors give additional works to the museum, ensuring that the collections of the National Gallery of Art continue to grow. The gallery has thousands of works from across the world and enjoys over 5 million visitors a year.
Palace of Versailles
A World Heritage Site spread over 679,784 sq. ft. this magnificent Palace contains 2,300 rooms. Originally Louis XIII’s hunting lodge, it was greatly expanded by Louis XIV the ‘Sun King’ and become the home of French monarchs up until the French Revolution.
The White House Historical Association
Founded in 1961 by then First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, it’s mission is to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion.