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Address: 1 Governor's Lane, Exeter, NH 03833
Phone Number: 603/772-2622
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Federal History and Style

Cool to be re-educated with the Federal history and to be proud of being an American. Think of our heritage and our responsibilities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Shanghai, China

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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Cool to be re-educated with the Federal history and to be proud of being an American. Think of our heritage and our responsibilities.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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211 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Visited with my brother and his lady friend this past week when they were visiting from California. We were amazed: artifacts that were well presented, the explanation of the importance of Exeter in our nations development, and the properly preserved house and tavern. The staff were well versed in the history and details of the building and the people.

Thank Jason K
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

What a find ! :-) I had planned to just have a quick look through the exhibits and then be on my way again, but I happened to stumble into an ongoing guided tour (included in the admission fee) which turned out to be so awesome, interesting and touching that I stayed all the way till the end. The tour... More 

Thank AWBus
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129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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 

Thank NhWishfultraveler
exeter, nh
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank lexington51
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Cheryl K
Kingston, New Hampshire, United States
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82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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!

2 Thank Jeanne M
West Yellowstone, Montana, United States
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

1 Thank Kimberly B
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Alice H
Massena, New York
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50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

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!

3 Thank independentrider1

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