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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Exeter, NH 03833



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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.

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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
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.