Local Places


American Independence Museum

The American Independence Museum is a historic house museum located in Exeter, New Hampshire. Its 1-acre (0.40 ha) campus includes two buildings: the Ladd-Gilman House, a registeredNational Historic Landmark built in 1721 by Nathaniel Ladd, and the Folsom Tavern, built in 1775 by Colonel Samuel Folsom. The museum was opened in 1991 after a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence known as a Dunlap Broadside was found in the Ladd-Gilman house, 200 years after its arrival in Exeter. It is the centerpiece of the museum’s collection.

Hours: The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Guided tours at 1pm May – November (closed Thanksgiving Day).

Admission: $6 adults, $5 senior, $3 students and children over the age of 6. Free Admission for members, and kids 6 and under, & Free Admission for active and retired military, veterans and their immediate family members who accompany them

Apple Crest Orchard and Farmstand

Applecrest Farm & Bistro

Visit Applecrest today and discover a bounty of grown-on-the-farm delights, including over 40 varieties of apples, peaches, berries, sweet corn, pumpkins and an array of summer vegetables. Beneath the timbers of a 200 year-old barn, find jugs of our all-natural apple cider, made-from-scratch confectioneries (including our famous hot cider donuts) and an array of other locally produced farm goods.

hiking trail sign

Hiking Trails

The town of Exeter offers numerous hiking/snowshoing trails. Waterproof trail brochures for Henderson Swasey Town Forest,Oaklands Town Forest, RaynesFarm, and Little River Conservation Area may be purchased in the Planning Department at 10 Front Street, Exeter, NH for $1 each.  They are also available download and print your own for free at http://exeternh.gov/bcc/trail-maps.

Exeter Historic Society

Exeter Historic Society

A non-profit organization, the Exeter Historical Society offers regular programs of local historical interest and is a repository for documents, maps, photos, artifacts and other ephemera pertaining to Exeter, New Hampshire. The Exeter Historical Society is located at 47 Front Street, Exeter NH.

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 2PM – 4:30PM and Saturday: 9:30AM – 12PM