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Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:00 AM - Sat Nov 25, 2017 04:00 PM


American Independence MuseumOne Governor's LaneExeter, NH 03833

One of our volunteers, David speaking with a visitor at our annual Independence Festival.


Become a Guide

Take visitors on guided tours or answer questions as people tour the Museum on their own. Guiding opportunities are available May through November and in the off-season for group tours.

Tour Guide Description

The American Independence Museum seeks Volunteer Museum Guides to work at its Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter, New Hampshire. Guides will conduct tours, assist with daily museum operations including opening and closing of the museum, opportunities to help at select events throughout the year, and selling memberships. The museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday between 10am and 4pm. Guiding for the Museum requires a standing commitment of at least 4 hours per week and a time commitment of at least 6 weeks during our open season of the beginning of May to the end of November.

Applicant must be over the age of 18, should enjoy working with the public, and have an interest in history. Applicant needs to be able to walk between our two buildings, ascend and descend stairs, and stand for at least 90 minutes at a time. Applicant should be flexible and available select Holidays and weekends where appropriate. No experience necessary, training will be provided during orientation scheduled in early April. Please submit application to rpassannante@independencemuseum.org . For information, visit: www.independencemuseum.org

The American Independence Museum

Opened to the public in 1991, the American Independence Museum includes the 1721 Ladd-Gilman House, a National Landmark property, and the Folsom Tavern, built in 1775. The museum chronicles the pivotal role of the Town of Exeter and the Ladd and Gilman families in the nation’s founding, as well as the origins of the NH Society of the Cincinnati. The museum's permanent collection of documents includes an original Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence and early drafts of the U.S. Constitution.


  • Public Speaking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimun of 4 hours at least once a week

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