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July 2017
$6.00

Happy Birthday, America!

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ladd-Gilman House, 1 Governors Way
Exeter, NH 03833 United States
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Join us on our country’s birthday! On this special day celebrate with us by enjoying the history of the birth of the Declaration of Independence. Walk through each room of the Ladd-Gilman House where guides will help unfold the conflicts that lead to the Revolution. Afterwards, enjoy some birthday cake! Please note: Folsom Tavern is closed today but you can present admission for a return trip at any time through the remainder of the 2017 season. The museum will close…

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$10.00

27th American Independence Festival

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern, 1 Governors Lane
Exeter, 03833
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Our signature event! Please visit our Festival page for more information as we continue planning for this no-miss celebration.

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August 2017

Purple Heart Day

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ladd-Gilman House, 1 Governors Way
Exeter, NH 03833 United States
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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 and retired military personnel during regular tour hours. Free Admission to all active and retired military personnel and members; and Free with Museum Admission to all others.

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Lunch and Learn: “Collecting John Paul Jones: America’s First Action Hero”

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free!   Preregistration required. Please bring your lunch to enjoy during the lecture. Everyone knows his name, but few know his story.  The real John Paul Jones was born in Scotland and spent more than a year in New Hampshire during the American Revolution.  A jealous genius, Jones (not his real name) was a complex, self-made naval hero on a quest for glory.  J. Dennis Robinson tells Jones's story, illustrated with images from his own extensive collection of "Jonesiana".  Robinson shows…

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September 2017

Revolutionary Story Time!

September 7 @ 9:00 am
Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street
Exeter, NH
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NEW PROGRAM! $5-$10 suggested donation Fire up your imagination! From 9:30am to 10:30am preschoolers (children 3-5 years old) and their caregivers are invited to join us at Folsom Tavern to read books relating to the Revolution, Colonial history, and beyond. Re-enactor and musician Mike Welch  will share books, stories, crafts, music, and more. Due to the historic nature of the tavern, strollers are not allowed. Reservations required.

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