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American Independence Museum

1 Governor's Lane, Exeter, NH 03833
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Exeter
Type: History Museums, Museums, Historic Sites
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Massena, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 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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42 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My parents were in town for a short stopover and they love love love history, especially the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. They've visited so many things in the area, it was nice to find something like this they hadn't known of or seen - thanks TripAdvisor for the local recommendations. The house and tavern were architecturally fascinating to me (I'm... More

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I went to the American Independance Museum during annual festival in Exeter NH in July. Then is when they show a Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence and early drafts of the U.S. Constitution. It is a great time to visit as there are many activities going on during the festival,but if you can't make it at that time... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Interesting museum; small. Worth including in a visit to Exeter - we took a docent tour and learned a lot. Easy parking.

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