A National Historic Landmark building, a tavern where George Washington once ate breakfast, and a collection of rare and impressive artifacts, including one of only 26 surviving Dunlap Broadside copies of the Declaration of Independence.

Located in New Hampshire’s Revolutionary War Capital

At the heart of the historic city of Exeter—the American Independence Museum tells the story of the brave citizens who shed their uncertainties about freedom from Great Britain and established our country. The museum chronicles the pivotal role New Hampshire played in the nation’s founding as well as the origins of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati.

 Explore Our Offerings

Ladd-Gilman House

A National Historic Landmark & Governor’s Mansion

Folsom Tavern

George Washington Ate Here

New Exhibits

New exhibits include “The Currency of Colonial America: the Struggle for Economic Independence.”


Thousands of items pertaining to America’s Revolutionary history

Society of the Cincinnati

The Nation’s Oldest Patriotic Organization

Frequently Asked Questions

We get many inquiries from students around the globe looking to learn more about the Declaration of Independence, our Dunlap Broadside and our work. Check our some of our FAQs.