American Independence Museum

Founded in 1991 with the strength and guidance of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire, the Exeter Community and the State of New Hampshire, the American Independence Museum is a place where all can learn and celebrate what it took to create the freedoms that we as Americans continue to enjoy hundreds of years later.
Located in Exeter, New Hampshire’s Revolutionary War Capital, the Museum is today in a unique position to serve residents, schoolchildren and area visitors by making our past relevant and fun so we may ignite a passion in them. We want to encourage people to appreciate all those who fought for our freedom, continue to fight for it, and ultimately become interested and invested in the politics of 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. Highlights of the 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 and where George Washington visited in 1789, was moved onto the property where it has become a place for visitors to learn about Colonial life and hosts numerous museum events throughout the season.
The museum is open from May 1st to November 30, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Guided tours may be available and the last admission is at 3:30pm.

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