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
Purple Heart Day
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:00am – 4:00pm
On August 7, 1782, General George Washington issued an order allowing soldiers who performed "meritorious action" to sew a purple heart of cloth or silk onto their uniforms. We honor the anniversary of this prestigious award and celebrate an original purple heart in our collection, by offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families, and veterans, during regular tour hours.
Intern Lecture Series
Thursday, August 14 - Friday, August 15, 2014
Attend lectures on:
REVOLUTIONARY SECRETS: Covert Communication and the Fight for Freedom
FLAGS: An American History
THE FIGHTING MEN OF NEW HAMPSHIRE: NH Continental Regiments and the Men Who Commanded Them
Become a Member
We invite you to join us in keeping America's Revolutionary History lively and relevant! Membership is a great way to support the Museum and save on admissions. Click here to become an Independence Museum Member or to give the gift of membership today!
Become a Volunteer Festival Volunteers
Critical to the success of our Festival are volunteers who staff various event sites/venues on the day of the event. Please set aside July 12 to help us make the day unforgettable! Click here for a volunteer form, or see the Festival page for more info.
AIM seeks multiple Volunteer Museum Educators to work at its Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter. Educators will help out with school programs as well as the execution of our public events such as our American Independence Festival. Click here for more info.
AIM seeks multiple Volunteer Museum Guides to work at its Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter. Guides will conduct tours, assist with daily museum operations including tour admissions, museum shop sales, and selling memberships. Click here for more info.
We need your support! Please consider a gift before December 31st to our general operating fund to help us preserve our buildings and collection, and educate our visitors and students about our story. Click here to donate today.
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 Blue Star Museums program.
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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.