Discover the stories behind America’s revolutionary past and how they relate to your experiences today by visiting the American Independence Museum.
The museum gift shop is open during our regular tour season and includes books, educational toys, tee shirts, decorative items and more. If you visit the Exeter area during our off-season and would like to purchase items from the shop, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to make arrangements. We appreciate your support of the American Independence Museum through your purchase of our high quality products.
We apologize that at this time we can only offer member discounts in store or over the phone. Please call (603) 772-2622
Below are the items available for purchase. Orders of $75 or more will receive a Free AIM Tote Bag.
Live Free or Die T-Shirt
Live Free or Die, the motto of New Hampshire since 1945, is emblazoned on the front of this shirt as a reminder of how precious our freedom is. This 90/10 cotton/poly t-shirt is available in Adult sizes M – 2XL
Price: $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping per shirt. Click on the shirt to order; be sure to select the correct size.
Sizes: M, L, XL, 2XL
Don't Tread on Me T-Shirt
The ultimate statement of defiance! Benjamin Franklin’s reply to Britain’s sending convicts to America. Adapted to the Navy flag by Gadsen. A perfect gift for any Navy man or woman!
Adult sizes S – 2XL, Black or Yellow, $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping per shirt. (Sorry, we are sold out of Adult Large in both colors at this time)
Youth sizes S-L, yellow only, $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping
Click on the shirt to order; be sure to select the correct size.
Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence
Each year during our Independence Festival a copy of this broadside arrives at the Museum on horseback, just as it did on July 16, 1776. It's then read aloud to the crowd of onlookers, which just happens to include both British soldiers and American militiamen. For many, it's the most memorable moment of the Festival.
Price: $8.00 plus $3.00 for shipping. Click on the Broadside for a larger view and for ordering instructions.
You can choose either Bill Child’s watercolor of the Ladd-Gilman house, or Beverly Tabet’s photograph of the Folsom Tavern. Or you can choose both, and have beautiful depictions of both museum buildings.
6 cards per package - $5.00 plus $1.00 shipping per package. Click on the notecards for a larger view and for ordering instructions.
AIM Logo Baseball Caps
Wear one of these baseball caps in navy blue or beige to educate the world about the American Independence Museum.
$15.00, plus $3.00 shipping per hat. Click on the caps for a larger view and for ordering instructions.
We are proud to introduce our American Independence Museum Ornament Series. This series of five enameled pieces were created by Lovell Designs in Portland, Maine. Each 2½" ornament comes boxed, ready to hang, and features a different aspect of the Museum’s collection.
Price: $20 apiece plus $3 for shipping (per ornament).
New! Buy all five of the 2009 to 2013 ornaments for $85 plus $5 shipping
For larger views of both sides of the ornament and to purchase, click the ornament at left.
Order all 5 ornaments from 2009 through 2013 for $85 plus $5 shipping.
For larger views of the individual ornaments, click each ornament image below.
2009: The Folsom Tavern
A beautiful depiction of the Tavern which George Washington visited on November 4, 1789. For more information on the tavern’s rich history, click here
2010: The Ladd-Gilman House
This National Historic Landmark has been an important part of U.S. history since about 1721. During the American Revolution it served as the State Treasury. This portrait by Bill Childs is a beautiful part of the ornament collection. For more information on the Ladd-Gilman House, click here
2011: Declaration of Independence
The discovery of this Broadside of the Declaration of Independence in the Ladd-Gilman house in 1985 led to the founding of the American Independence Museum. Housed in the Museum, it is one of only 26 known copies in the world.
2012: Linked Ring of Unity
Do you recognize this early symbol of our nation's unity? It was used on currency and on the flag of NH's 2nd regiment. The flag was captured by the British and given to King George. In 1912 it was acquired by Edward Tuck, an Exeter resident, and given to the state historical society.
2013: The Gilman Family Crest
It's a long story of Climan, a Welch knight, who fights to save his town. In the process his leg turns black, and his black leg becomes part of the Gilman family crest. His black leg is still seen on several features of the Ladd-Gilman house.
The Wedding Porringer Handle
Members Only Price $25.00
This pewter ornament is a copy of the handle of the pewter porringer which, in 1776, commemorated the marriage between JT Gilman and Deborah Folsom. It may be seen at the American Independence Museum whenever you visit. Click on the image
for a larger view and for ordering instructions.
Gifts For Children
Live Free or Die T-Shirt
Live Free or Die, the motto of New Hampshire since 1945, is emblazoned on the front of this shirt as a reminder of how precious our freedom is. This 90/10 cotton/poly t-shirt is available in sizes 6 months, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years for Pink; or sizes 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years for Blue.
$10.00 plus $2.00 shipping for each shirt. Click on the t-shirts for a larger view and for ordering instructions.
American Icons Memory Game
This fun game features 24 wooden tiles with 12 images of American history. It’s a game of matching for children ages 3+.
$19.00 plus $2.00 shipping for each. Click on the image for a larger view and for ordering instructions.
United We Stand Wooden Puzzle
Children ages 2+ will have fun assembling this sturdy jigsaw puzzle that features children on the 4th of July.
$19.00 plus $2.00 shipping each. Click on the image for a larger view and for ordering instructions.
Picture Book of George Washington
David Adler has managed to tell the story of George Washington’s life in a way that will entertain children, whether they are early readers or the story is read to them. The illustrations by John and Alexandra Wallner are beautifully done and bring the story to life.
$17.95 plus $2.00 shipping for each. Click on the image for a larger view and for ordering instructions.