American Independence Museum

The American Independence Museum was founded by the owners of the building, the Society of Cincinnati, after a 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence was found in the attic in 1985. The museum opened in 1991 and has evolved to a center that promotes awareness, increases understanding and celebrates the freedoms of American Independence to recognize the many facets of the founding of our Nation, and to encourage and inspire civic engagement today. The museum and its exhibits focus on the American Revolution including events leading up to the war and the forming of the new nation after the war. Highlight of our exhibits include the Dunlap Broadside, two draft copies of the Constitution, and an original 1700’s Purple Heart. In 2004 the Folsom Tavern, where the New Hampshire chapter of the Society of Cincinnati was founded, was moved onto the property where it has become a place for visitors to learn about Colonial life and travel.
The museum is open from May 1st to the last weekend of November, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Guided tours start at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm and the last admission for self-guided tours is at 3pm.

Discounted Admission