The American Independence Museum strives to make history fun for the whole family.  When bringing little ones to the museum, try out a few of our child-friendly offerings.

Children’s Exhibit

Come down to Folsom Tavern where we have a great new hands-on exhibit for children!   Have your child try on Colonial clothing, learn what games were played, and how children lived in Colonial America.  Our knowledgeable guides can answer any questions.  Parents, consult our Exhibit Directions before your visit so you know what to expect.

Special thanks to the Charles and Aroline B. Greenfield Fund, and the Jamie Morgan Fund, and to all at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for partnering with us to make our new Children’s Exhibit a smashing success for the Museum.

Junior Curator

Calling all kids!  We are in need of a few Junior Curators at the American Independence Museum.  Help our curators keep track of important artifacts as you journey through the museum.  As you travel from room to room within the museum, check your Junior Curator Booklet and make sure to spot all the items.   You’ll need a good eye to make sure that no item is overlooked.  Are you up for the challenge? This scavenger hunt-style program keeps children entertained by sending them on a journey throughout the museum to spot all the artifacts.  At each stop, help your child read about the artifact and maybe even discuss it with him or her.  Moving around and hunting for items keeps this activity fun for children, but still educational as they learn a little bit about the museum in the process. For more information, download our Junior Curator Booklet.

The Children’s Exhibit and Junior Curator Program is offered every day the museum is open to visitors.

Consider these Dress the Part! Tips before your visit with your young child.