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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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

New England's Powder Houses

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Free! (but donations are appreciated!)
Folsom Tavern
Using meticulous research, author Matthew Thomas narrates the colorful histories of New England's powder houses in his book of the same title, as he resurrects their historical significance in early American history. Includes information on Exeter's own Powder House!

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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.