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American Independence Museum

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Address: 1 Governors Ln, Exeter, NH 03833-2420
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+1 603-772-2622

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I was a docent here in high school at this site, owned and operated by the peculiar Society of the Cincinnati. It is home to such an amazing collection of documents and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2017
Beijing, China
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an odd place to visit. The museum house is not very revolutionary and their claim to fame, an original broadside of the declaration is not on display. There are many more interesting, authentic, and informative sites from this era in New England so I would stay away.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I was a docent here in high school at this site, owned and operated by the peculiar Society of the Cincinnati. It is home to such an amazing collection of documents and artifacts...even if its Purple Heart is of dubious origin. The sword cane of General John Sullivan and the working copies of the Constitution, in addition to the broadside... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

You've never visited Exeter until you've gone through the Independence Museum. You'll see artifacts from the earliest times when New Hampshire was a colony. Great for one visit or two, probably not more. Th annual reenactments are a great family outing.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We went to the museum specifically to see one of only 26 of the original existing original Dunlap Broadside printed copies of the Declaration of Independence from July 4, 1776. As seniors we each paid $5 for the privilege. Instead, on display is a reproduction. Apparently the original was found in the attic of the NH State Treasury building in... More 

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Pembroke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

There was so much history of the US before it was the US. I didn't plan on taking the tour, but I was pleasantly surprised that I got a private tour. I learned so much and my guide was in costume and was so knowledgeable. I am glad I was about to have the tour because there are so many... More 

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Brandon, VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A friend's daughter is doing her college summer internship in this museum (and LOVING it) this summer so I took that as an opportunity to visit the museum & stay for the weekend in Exeter. How fascinating & wonderful this museum is. Some of the rare historical things they have in their possession are incredible. One of the 3 purple... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We visited the museum midweek and had a fabulous tour by a gentleman in a historic outfit who explained each room in the museum, showed us the historic documents owned by the museum explaining these were copies due to the value of the originals. We'd never heard of the Society of the Cincinnati so enjoyed learning about that group which... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Cool to be re-educated with the Federal history and to be proud of being an American. Think of our heritage and our responsibilities.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Visited with my brother and his lady friend this past week when they were visiting from California. We were amazed: artifacts that were well presented, the explanation of the importance of Exeter in our nations development, and the properly preserved house and tavern. The staff were well versed in the history and details of the building and the people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

What a find ! :-) I had planned to just have a quick look through the exhibits and then be on my way again, but I happened to stumble into an ongoing guided tour (included in the admission fee) which turned out to be so awesome, interesting and touching that I stayed all the way till the end. The tour... More 

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