American Independence Museum

Exeter, NH

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Address: 1 Governors Ln, Exeter, NH 03833, USA Number: 603 772 2622 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

It's a museum that tells the stories behind the nations revolutionary past, and how it shaped the course of life in America today - yes, we are talking about the American Independence Museum!

Located in Exeter, this patriotic and fascinating museum features stories of the the brave men and women who overcame their uncertainties about freedom from Great Britain, and went on to establish the United States!

During your visit to the American Independence Museum, you can learn about the impact that New Hampshire had on the founding of the country, and be moved by the excitement about the states first copy of the Declaration of Independence!

Kids can gain and understanding and appreciation of the bravery of soldiers who strived for American Independence (and how this led to the recognizing of veterans) and you can come face to face with the actual Purple Heart that was awarded to George Washington himself during the War!

In fact, it's one of only a few that still exist in the world today!

Make sure you head down to Folsom Tavern too, where you can find a great new hands-on exhibit just for kids! They can re-live the past as they try on Colonial clothing, and learn all about what games were played

All of these great activities and experiences really gives them a first hand look at life in Colonial America (and they might just find it's pretty different to what they know today!)

There are knowledgable guides all around the American Independence Museum to answer any questions that you may have, so why not drop by and discovery all about the stories behind the very country you know and love today?

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How much does it cost?






$4 (Over 6 years)



Free for members


Free Under

6 years


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Additional Information

The Library & Archives are open year-round by appointment.

Any top tips?


They have some amazing events, like family workshops, Colonial Games, architecture tours, Revolutionary Story Time and so much more, so keep an eye on what's coming up and get the dates in your diary!

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The Ladd-Gilman House is an almost 300 years old National Historic Landmark. The building is not easily accessible to those in wheelchairs or using walkers. There are several small doorways as well as steps leading into and out of the museum.

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When can we go?

10am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday

Open May to November. Closed Mondays, Sundays & Thanksgiving Day

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