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Town of Exeter NH

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Exeter, New Hampshire is a scenic town nestled in Rockingham County. This quintessential New England town offers a blend of historic charm and modern amenities.

Historic Charm

Exeter holds a significant place in American history. As one of the four original towns established in New Hampshire, it features tree lined streets and an abundance of historical architecture. The American Independence Museum, located in the heart of the town, offers a premier historic experience and celebration of American history.

Modern Amenities

Despite its rich history, Exeter isn't stuck in the past. The town offers a variety of contemporary amenities including locally owned shops, restaurants, galleries, and cafés, so everything you need is within a small radius.


Exeter is part of School Administrative Unit 16, along with Brentwood, Newfield, Stratham, East Kingston, and Stratham. It offers top public schools and is also home to the renowned Phillips Exeter Academy, a private university preparatory school.

Artistic Influence

The town is also known for its artistic influence. The Seacoast Artists Association, based in Exeter, promotes art, art appreciation, and services. Residents and visitors can enjoy a new exhibit every month.


Situated on the Exeter River at the falls of the Squamscott River, Exeter offers picturesque river views and is about 10 miles inland from the coast. Its location in the southeastern corner of New Hampshire provides easy access to major cities. The Amtrak passenger rail service makes daily stops to Boston, MA, and Portland, ME, both of which are also an hour's drive from Exeter.

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