The public wings and gardens of Hoghton Tower are run as a charitable trust.
The Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust was established as a charity in 1978 for the purposes of:
- ‘’Restoring and preserving the Tower as a building of historic interest for the benefit of the community at large and the advancement of education
- Preserving all records relating to the history of the Tower and encouraging historical research into the history of Hoghton and the County Palatine of Lancashire
- Fostering public education and interest in matters connected with the preservation of the environment, in particular the preservation of the fauna and flora of Hoghton.’’
The Trust is run by a Board of Trustees.
The charity raises its income from: charging an admission fee to visitors, running events, providing holiday accommodation, renting out parts of the Tower as a venue for weddings, filming, corporate entertainment and private functions. Every penny that the charity earns is spent on running, maintaining and restoring this historic site.