EXETER —Discover the stories behind America’s revolutionary past at the 2014 American Independence Festival. The excitement begins with a cannon firing at Swasey Parkway on Sat., July 12 at 10:00 a.m. in Exeter. The festival continues until 4:00 p.m. at the American Independence Museum, One Governors Lane in Exeter.
Museums are open! View the original copy of the Dunlap Broadside and the original draft copies of the U.S. Constitution, Tour the c. 1721 Ladd-Gilman House, Tour the c. 1775 Folsom Tavern and the historic Gilman Garrison House.
Meet Revolutionary Characters! Interact with Patriot Militias, Dr. John Hart, John Stark, John Taylor Gilman, The King’s Men and more.
Children’s activities include Colonial Games, Scavenger Hunt, Learn to Muster and become a member of the Junior Militia.
The cost is $10.00 per adult, $5.00 for kids ages 12-18; free for ages 11 and under, Veterans and active Military and their families; and members of the museum.
Bring home a piece of history from shopping at the Museum Gift Shop, Sidewalk Craft Sales and Museum Satellite Shop. Hungry? Browse the food vendors at Swasey Parkway.
Parking: there is a shuttle from 40 Linden Street at the Seacoast School of Technology. Buses will run every fifteen minutes between the lot and the Festival grounds.
For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.independencemuseum.org, or call 603-772-2622.