We are now closed for the 2016 season!
Note to Visitors: The Ladd-Gilman House is almost 300 years old and is a National Historic Landmark. Due to this, the building is not easily accessible to those in wheelchairs or using walkers. There are several small doorways as well as steps leading into the museum. Please call (603)772-2622 for more information or any questions you might have about accessibility.
What to Expect from Your Visit
- Learn the impact New Hampshire had on the founding of our country and how the leadership of New Hampshire’s men like John Stark, John Sullivan and Enoch Poor influenced events by studying the Museum’s exhibits about the Revolution.
- Be moved by the patriotic fervor of New Hampshire’s first copy of the Declaration of Independence.
- Appreciate the bravery of those soldiers striving for American independence (and the origins of recognizing our veterans) by standing just inches away from an original purple heart George Washington awarded during the War. This is one of only a few in the world that exists today!
- Understand the work of Nicholas Gilman, a Constitutional Convention member who lived in our Ladd-Gilman House, by studying his draft copy of the Constitution, complete with his handwritten notes in the margins.
The American Independence Museum thanks our friends and non-profits for their support of our work. Please visit, and learn from them:
Our Local Friends
Make a day – or a weekend of your visit to the Museum, and do not forget to visit some of our great local downtown area shops, restaurants and Inns who have much to offer you during your stay! Some of our local friends include: