- Southeastern section of New Hampshire
- 21 miles (33 km)
- You could pass this route in 2 or 3 hours, but it's much better to plan for more so you can enjoy it fully.
- The American Independence Museum costs $5 for adults, and $3 students. No charge for children under six.
The townships of Hampton and Exeter are the main attractions along the 21-mile stretch of country roads that make up the American Independence Byway. These towns were settled back in the early 17th Century and their buildings have changed little since then.
The byway follows Route 101E for 2 miles, then veers off to Route 27 north. In Hampton, it moves to Route 108 south in Exeter, then to Route 150 east. In Kensington, it takes Route 84 to Hampton Falls, then Route 1 north back again to Route 101 E.
Stopping in Exeter makes for a pleasurable outing. Once the capital of New Hampshire, Exeter is now a sleepy little town that is home to the American Independence Museum, Phillips Exeter Academy, and the Gilman Garrison House. These old standbys, as well as numerous early American homes that open up to visitors in the summertime, spice up the byway tour.
More time needed to see everything.