American Independence Museum
Ages: 0 - 14+
Cost: Adults: $6 | Children ages 6-18: $3 | Children under 6: Free
Parking: Yes - Free
Features: Shop, Restrooms
Founded in 1991 and located in historic downtown Exeter, the private, not-for-profit American Independence Museum includes the 18th century Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern.
Its collection includes one of only 26 surviving copies of the Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence, two rare drafts of the U.S. Constitution, and an original Purple Heart, awarded by General George Washington to soldiers for extraordinary bravery. Other exhibits highlight the Society of the Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest veterans’ society, and include American furnishings, ceramics, silver, textiles, and other military items.