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Address: 1 Governor's Lane, Exeter, NH 03833
Phone Number: 603/772-2622
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A Hidden Gem

This museum is a hidden gem...make sure you take the guided tour to get the most out of it. Nancy, our guide, gave us a two hour tour where she explained how the Gilman family is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is a hidden gem...make sure you take the guided tour to get the most out of it. Nancy, our guide, gave us a two hour tour where she explained how the Gilman family is intertwined with NH and US history. We also got and additional 20 minute tour of the Folsom Tavern. Well worth the $6 admission...$5 for... More 

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exeter, nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited on the 4th of July and had a great tour and learned so much. Each room of this historic house had a docent who answered questions and told fabulous stories about the people who had lived there and the roles of various historic figures of the American revolution. The tour finished with birthday cake, because it was the... More 

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Loved it all. He knew so much and made it interesting patiently answering all of our questions. It wasn't huge but they had a lot of important material and objects from the period.

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Kingston, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had lived in the area for 20 years before stopping here. We just decided it was time and we are so glad we did. What a great, historical place. We were fascinated to learn all we never knew about the part Exeter NH played in the revolution!

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West Yellowstone, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was a very interesting 90 minute guided tour for a very small fee of $6. The tour guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. There was so much information about the American Revolution and the role of the state of New Hampshire. Guide was very open to answering questions. We learned a lot about American history that we did not... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great stop for adults and children alike. The tour guides are so knowledgeable… Exeter's historic treasures are a portal into the most engaging and fun history lesson ever.

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Massena, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I loved this place! They have outstanding historical pieces. They have an original broadside of the Declaration of Independence. The tour guides were very knowledgable and friendly. If I ever get back this way again I'll definitely visit!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Learned so many things that were NEVER taught when I was in school & college... Thank you to this museum & it's volunteer docents for giving the visitors the FACTS. Great value for the $6 admission price & also a great annual event planned for Sat. July 12, 2014.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Exeter New Hampshire has its share of history and this museum is a great place to start - learn about the role that Exeter played as New Hampshire's first capitol, and the Gilman family in politics, the Folsom family and their tavern. Unpretentious and interesting - a worthy stop while in town.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Make history come alive for your family, visit the museum and see where George Washington walked ! Take a stroll through down town Exeter and visit the Ladd- Gilman House, or Gilman park - take a picnic lunch.

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