American Independence Museum
American Independence Museum information
Lonely Planet review
Exeter’s early history is still widely celebrated, thanks in part to the American Independence Museum , which maintains the town’s collections inside the historic Ladd-Gilman House . Among the highlights of this National Landmark Property are the furnishings and possessions of the Gilman family, who lived here from 1720 to 1820, along with a document archive, including two original drafts of the US Constitution and personal correspondence of George Washington, Pierre L’Enfant and other notables. The museum also maintains Folsom Tavern , which was once an important meeting place for George Washington and his revolutionary officers.