Discover the stories behind America’s revolutionary past and how they relate to your experiences today by visiting the American Independence Museum.
This holiday season, give the gift of membership to AIM! . Please call (603) 772-2622 or fill out this form
to purchase your Gift Membership today! Go to the Membership
page to read about the benefits.
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
Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29, 10am to 4 pm
Folsom Tavern & Ladd Gilman House
Begin this holiday season by celebrating with us on our final weekend of the 2014 season on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29. Featuring special events and colonial demonstrations, including musket firing, Closing Weekend is our chance to open up the Museum one final time and celebrate a wonderful year with old and new friends. Regular admission fees apply, although the Museum will continue to provide free admission to all active and retired military, veterans and their immediate families.
Annual Holiday Celebration at the Folsom Tavern
Friday, December 5th, 2014, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Free! (but donations are appreciated!)
We will end our 2014 season with a toast! See what it was like to celebrate the holiday season back in Revolutionary War times and enjoy the Colonial Era décor, food and drinks! Listen to the beautiful sounds of the Portsmouth Christian Academy’s carolers, try your hand at handmade Colonial holiday gifts, talk to our re-enactors as they discuss life in Exeter during the War.
1st Annual 2014 Festival Ornament
The Museum is currently seeking energetic individuals to help us have a stellar 2015 season!
Current Opportunities include the following paid positions:
- Museum Operations Manager
Part Time, up to 20 hours per week
Click here for more info.
- Education Manager
Part Time, up to 24 hours per week
Click here for more info.
- Become a Member
We invite you to join us in keeping America's Revolutionary History lively and relevant! Membership is a great way to support the Museum and save on admissions. Click here to become an Independence Museum Member or to give the gift of membership today!
- Become a Volunteer
Critical to the success of our Festival are volunteers who staff various event sites/venues on the day of the event. Please set aside July 12 to help us make the day unforgettable! Click here for a volunteer form, or see the Festival page for more info.
AIM seeks multiple Volunteer Museum Educators to work at its Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter. Educators will help out with school programs as well as the execution of our public events such as our American Independence Festival. Click here for more info.
AIM seeks multiple Volunteer Museum Guides to work at its Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter. Guides will conduct tours, assist with daily museum operations including tour admissions, museum shop sales, and selling memberships. Click here for more info.
- 1776 Fund
We need your support! Please consider a gift before December 31st to our general operating fund to help us preserve our buildings and collection, and educate our visitors and students about our story. Click here to donate today.
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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 Blue Star Museums
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Make it a Vacation!
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.