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American Independence Museum

American Independence Museum Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Ladd-Gilman House, 1 Governor's La., Exeter, NH 03833 | Map It
  • Phone: 603/772–2622
  • Cost: $6
  • Hours: Mid-May–Dec., Thurs.–Sat. 10–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Exeter
Updated: 12-24-2013

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