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The Museum is currently closed for the Winter and will reopen May 1. Call (603) 772-2622 to arrange a tour by appointment.

We are seeking College Summer Interns!

The American Independence Museum seeks four College Summer Interns (in the areas of Education, Program & Visitor Services, Curatorial, and Development) to work at its historic Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter, New Hampshire. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Announcing the 2015 American Independence Festival

Save the date, Saturday, July 18th for the Festival's 25th Anniversary. Sponsorship opportunities for the largest Festival yet available, please contact More information on events, our expanded Artisans Village, and ways you can participate coming soon.

Reserve your spot now for Colonial Living History Camp

Monday, July 13th – Saturday, July 18th, 10:00am – 2:00pm Daily
The American Independence Museum's Colonial Living History Camp introduces campers to the world of 18th century America through hands on activities and demonstrations. Campers will learn all about 18th century military, cooking, gardening, culture and more through this week long program, with a special appearance at the annual American Independence Festival on July 18th, 2015!

Optimal for ages 8-12, boys or girls. Call (603) 772-2622 for more information or to reserve a spot today. Camp Fees: $225 for non-members, $195 for members. Download the form and mail in today. There are limited spaces.

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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
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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.