American Independence Museum's Folsom Tavern

1 Governor's Lane, Exeter, NH 03833 - United States





The American Independence Museum tells the story of New Hampshire’s role in the Revolutionary War. Located in historic Exeter, New Hampshire’s Revolutionary War capital, the museum’s campus includes the Ladd-Gilman House (ca. 1721) and Folsom Tavern (ca. 1775). Highlights from the collection include a Dunlap Broadside, the first official printing of the Declaration of Independence; two working drafts of the Constitution; and original handwritten letters from George Washington.

During Smithsonian Museum Day, we will also be celebrating Constitution Day with family-friendly programming focused on the rights granted to the people in the First Amendment.


Tours of both our 300-year-old Ladd-Gilman House and the Historic Folsom Tavern will be available throughout the day.

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.