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American Independence Festival
One Governors Ln.
ExeterNH 03833
(603) 772-2622

Ages: 0 - 14+

July 18, 2015
 
The American Independence Festival is the main event each year at Exeter's American Independence Museum, commemorating the reading of the Declaration of Independence to the townspeople of Exeter on July 16, 1776 (hence the belated, post-July-4 celebration date).
 
The event boasts more than 100 costumed interpreters of history, a reenactment of the horseback delivery of the Declaration back in 1776, and an artisan village...
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An American Celebration @ Strawbery Banke
14 Hancock St.
PortsmouthNH 03801
(603) 433-1100

Ages: 0 - 14+

July 4, 2015 
 
"An American Celebration" is Strawbery Banke Museum's annual salute to America, Independence Day and the joys of summer.
 
Beginning with a US Naturalization Ceremony, Strawbery Banke gives multiple generations the opportunity to enjoy the 10-acre living history museum on a day that American history takes the spotlight.
 
Live music and picnic food sales complement the historic houses and costumed role-players. The childr...
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Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock St.
PortsmouthNH 03801
(603) 433-1100

Ages: 0 - 14+

Strawbery Banke, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an outdoor history museum consisting of 10 square acres of meticulously restored houses and shops, period gardens, and costumed role players. 
 
(And no, that's not a typo - just one "r" in "Strawbery.") 
 
The area was originally named by British settlers in 1630 for the wild berries growing there, and it is one of America's oldest continuously occupied neighborhood...
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