Founded in 1991 with the strength and guidance of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire, the Exeter Community and the State of New Hampshire, the American Independence Museum is a place where all can learn and celebrate what it took to create the freedoms that we as Americans continue to enjoy hundreds of years later.
With a world class collection of items pertaining to the American Revolution and the founding of our Nation, with two beautiful historic structures and a one acre campus in downtown Exeter, and with a fleet of volunteers, students, and leaders, we seek to be a premier center on the Seacoast of New Hampshire, Southern Maine and Northern Massachusetts by achieving the following priorities:
Educate & Inspire: Ensuring a relevant, engaging & educational visitor experience.
Welcome: Create a stable campus & safe environment for visitors through effective infrastructure.
Preserve: Elevate our care & conservation of our precious artifacts, archives and library.
Ensure: A diverse & sustainable financial foundation for our institution to last for many years to come.
Enlist: Attract, train and celebrate staff & volunteers with expertise in our mission.