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Independence Festival at the American Independence Museum

American Independence Museum

Folsom Tavern
One Governors Lane
Exeter, NH 03833

Events at the 2019 Independence Festival:

See here for a schedule of events

Food and Music
Experience the sounds of traditional music throughout the museum grounds and feel the beat of the Fifes and Drums as they march. Enjoy a bite from local food trucks on Swasey Parkway and at local restaurants in Exeter!

Ale by Cisco!
We are proud to continue our partnership with Cisco to offer Ale in Folsom Tavern. Enjoy this special brew in the very room where George Washington once ate breakfast and adjoining beer garden.

Historic Encampments
Visitors can roam the museum’s grounds to see colonial living in action, learn to muster, play colonial games, and more. Stroll down to Swasey Parkway where cannons boom and British and Patriot Militia encampments are stationed.

Museum Tours
Our Ladd-Gilman House is open with priceless items for one day only viewing! See the first printed copy of the Declaration of Independence, our Dunlap Broadside, and compare two draft copies of the United States Constitution.

Re-enactments & Portrayals
Enjoy a recreation of the 1776 delivery of NH’s copy of the Declaration of Independence with a costumed rider, hecklers, and more. Later, view a battle portrayal on Swasey Parkway.

Artisans' Village
Visitors have the opportunity to interact with more than 15 costumed interpreters in our Artisans’ Village sponsored by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Saturday, 13 July, 2019


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