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Exeter, NH 03833



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This holiday season, give the gift of membership to AIM! . Please call (603) 772-2622 or fill out this form to purchase your Gift Membership today! Go to the Membership page to read about the benefits.


Self-Guided and Guided Tours, as well as our new Children’s Exhibit, are open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May through November (except Thanksgiving day), 10am – 4pm. For more information, see our Visit Us page

Closing Weekend

Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29, 10am to 4 pm
Folsom Tavern & Ladd Gilman House

Begin this holiday season by celebrating with us on our final weekend of the 2014 season on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29. Featuring special events and colonial demonstrations, including musket firing, Closing Weekend is our chance to open up the Museum one final time and celebrate a wonderful year with old and new friends. Regular admission fees apply, although the Museum will continue to provide free admission to all active and retired military, veterans and their immediate families.

Annual Holiday Celebration at the Folsom Tavern

Friday, December 5th, 2014, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Free! (but donations are appreciated!)
We will end our 2014 season with a toast! See what it was like to celebrate the holiday season back in Revolutionary War times and enjoy the Colonial Era décor, food and drinks! Listen to the beautiful sounds of the Portsmouth Christian Academy’s carolers, try your hand at handmade Colonial holiday gifts, talk to our re-enactors as they discuss life in Exeter during the War.

1st Annual 2014 Festival Ornament

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The Museum is currently seeking energetic individuals to help us have a stellar 2015 season!

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Thanks to the anonymous donor for the gift of $5,000, allowing us to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel, plus veterans and immediate families, throughout the 2014 season. This is a
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Make it a Vacation!
Downeaster is offering packages to visit Exeter which includes dinner, a stay at the Exeter Inn, and tickets to our Museum. Click here for more info.