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The Seacoast Sights

American Independence Museum

  • 1 Governor's La. Map It
  • Exeter

Updated 12/24/2013

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This museum celebrates the birth of the nation. The story unfolds during the course of a guided tour focusing on the Gilman family, who lived in the house during the Revolutionary era. See drafts of the U.S. Constitution and the first Purple Heart as well as letters and documents written by George Washington and the household furnishings of John Taylor Gilman, one of New Hampshire's early governors. In July the museum hosts the American Independence Festival.

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Ladd-Gilman House, 1 Governor's La., Exeter, New Hampshire, 03833, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $6
  • Mid-May–Dec., Thurs.–Sat. 10–4

Updated 12/24/2013


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