Discover the stories behind America’s revolutionary past and how they relate to your experiences today by visiting the American Independence Museum.


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One Governors Lane,
Exeter, NH 03833




The Museum is currently closed for the Winter and is planning the 2015 Season. Please check back soon for more information.

The Museum is open May through November (except Thanksgiving day)

The Museum hours are: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10-4

School, Group and Private Tours are available year round by appointment. Group rates available. Please contact us at or (603) 772-2622 to arrange your private tour.


$6 - adults

$5 - seniors age 65 and above

$3 - students age 6-18

Free - Museum members and children under 6. 

Museum Gift Shop

Our Museum Gift Shop features historical crafts, books, music, gifts, jewelry and toys and is open during Museum operating hours or by appointment! We are re-vamping our offerings and should have a new shop for 2014!


Consider a membership for you, your family, a friend, or your business.

Your support helps us to preserve to provide educational programs to the community and preserve our historic property.

Benefits include:

Click here to read more about Membership.


GPS: Maybe best to use One Ladd’s Lane as a reference point.

For Directions and an interactive Google Map:

(We do not see your address - it is used solely to give you directions.)

Note: Bus and RV drivers must use exit 9 due to a low overhead bridge on Rte. 85

From points east:
From I-95N and I-95S, take exit 2 to Route 101 west. Take exit 10, “Exeter/Newfields, Rte. 85.” Left at top of exit ramp onto Newfields Rd. and follow to end. Turn left onto Water Street. American Independence Museum is on the right.

From points west:
Take exit 9, “Exeter/Rte. 27.” Right at top of exit ramp onto Rte. 27/Epping Rd. Follow into downtown Exeter. Epping Rd. becomes Water St. American Independence Museum is on right after Phillips Exeter Academy campus.


Access to the museum is via Water Street or Center Street. Center Street is on the right just past the museum and People’s United Bank.

Parking around the museum is limited. Free parking is available in the museum’s visitor lot, which is located on the corner of Spring and Water streets. Two-hour parking is also available along Water Street. Parking is available ONLY on Saturdays after noon in the two lots nearest the museum entrance; these belong to People’s United Bank.

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Due to the preservation of the integrity of style of the antique structures, the museum in not handicapped accessible. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please also visit the other great museums across NH, described on this website: