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Exeter, NH 03833



We need you to help us keep history lively and relevant. Your support helps us provide educational programs to the community and preserve our historic property. Our school programs and workshops benefit hundreds of school children across New Hampshire and southern Maine. Public programs such as the American Independence Festival introduce 18th-century history and heritage to people of all ages. Your membership strengthens our commitment to history and education.

Give the Gift of Membership

Give the gift of history the whole year long with a gift membership to the American Independence Museum. Buy one Individual or Family gift membership, receive the second (or more) Individual or Family gift memberships at 50% off! Gift membership orders must be received at least two weeks prior to expected delivery. Please call (603) 772-2622 or fill out this form to purchase your Gift Membership today!



Individual ($35), Family ($50) and Partner ($125) members enjoy:


Leadership Giving Circles

Our Giving Circles support the museum at a deeper level and are recognized in our annual report. Giving Circle members receive complimentary Partner memberships, our annual holiday ornament, guest passes to share our story with friends and family, free admission to select special events, plus invitations to special leadership giving events.

Below are the Leadership Giving Circle levels. To see the complimentary benefits you receive for each, hover your mouse cursor over the title of each level and read the text in the box on the right. If this does not work in your browser, click here to view a separate page with the info.

Leader Giving Circle Benefits


Library $50

Libraries are invited and encouraged to become members of the museum. Library patrons will be able to use guest passes for both the museum and American Independence Festival, up to 2 adults and 2 children per day. To sign up as a Library member today, please use this form.


Corporate Membership $250 - $2,500+

Corporate Members enjoy similar benefits to our Giving Circles. Sign up online, or please call our office at (603) 772-2622 to learn about more ways your company can support the museum in a meaningful way.


The General John Sullivan Society

You can be a permanent part of the American Independence Museum’s legacy! Our General John Sullivan Society recognizes individuals who have generously made a planned gift to the museum through a bequest, retirement asset, life income gift, or charitable lead trust. Please call us today at 603-772-2622 to learn more or let us know if you already named AIM in your estate plans.

Three easy ways to join!

  1. Contact us via email at or by phone at (603) 772-2622.
  2. Download and complete the Membership Form. and mail to Development Office, American Independence Museum, One Governors Lane, Exeter, NH 03833.
  3. Join online using the secure PayPal facility:

Become a Member By Joining Online via PayPal!

Note - you do not have to be a member of PayPal (or join it) to use this facility

Select a Membership Level and Click the Add to Cart button

Membership Level

On the PayPal form, you are required to fill out the shipping information, even if it is the same as your home address. This information is forwarded to us by PayPal and is used for our membership database.

Additional Contribution at Sign-up or Renewal via PayPal!

Note - you do not have to be a member of PayPal (or join it) to use this facility

You can add an additional contribution at enrollment by using the Add to Cart button below. Use the pulldown to select an amount. You might want to use this if, for example, you joined at the John Adams Giving Circle level using PalyPal ($250) but wanted to contribute $350 instead of $250. You can add the additional $100 using this facility. Or perhaps an individual who joined at the $35 level might want to contribute say an additional $10.

You can add multiple items to your cart to come up with higher contributions (e.g. $50 item + $25 = $75 contrib).

Select an Additional Amount and Click the Add to Cart button

Additional Contribution



One Governors Lane,
Exeter, NH 03833

By phone: 603-772-2622

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Whether its leading guided tours, teaching school programs, assisting in the office, or serving customers in the Museum Gift Shop, you can be an invaluable part of our team.

Click here for a Volunteer Application form.