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American Independence Museum

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Address: 1 Governor's Lane, Exeter, NH 03833
Phone Number: 603/772-2622
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So much history so close to home!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Kingston, New Hampshire, United States
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Kingston, New Hampshire, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Manchvegas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Took my mom to see this museum, it was a nice short museum visit and we enjoyed the volunteers who explained the home and museum.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

tells the story of exeter very well nice artifacts great little museum in the heart of downtown eeter great place to go

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I was enjoying other attractions on Exeter's Water Street and Swazy Parkway last July. The museum was open to the public as part of the Revolutionary celebration and activities of the day. Since I am very interested in architectural design, mostly modern though, I liked comparing the (room arrangements on the different levels/floors, how the rooms were furnished, the wide... More 

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