Exterior view of the Exeter Inn by the riverside

Things to Do in Exeter, NH

Explore the Many Things to Do Near Our Property

The Exeter Inn is the perfect hotel for guests seeking to explore countless things to do in both downtown Exeter, NH and in nearby New Hampshire seacoast towns like Hampton Beach. Conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Exeter, our hotel is an easy stroll from the historic homes, tree lined streets, quaint shops and museums that define the essential New England town. ​Exeter is rich in history, recognized as the first New Hampshire Capital during the Revolutionary War and the site of the first constitution of New Hampshire. Exeter was the birthplace of the United State Republican Party and celebrates the visit of Abraham Lincoln who visited his son Robert when he was a student at Phillips Exeter Academy.

A short drive from the hotel brings you to seaside towns like Hampton Beach, outlet shopping in Kittery, Maine and the attractions, boutiques and restaurants of Portsmouth, NH. If you would like to schedule a round of golf or enjoy an afternoon drive along the New Hampshire Seacoast, our Concierge is happy to assist with arrangements.

For more information about our community and the selection of things to do in Exeter, NH, please visit the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.exeterarea.org.

Exeter Historic Society

Their collections illustrate Exeter's rich and fascinating history, its residents and, ultimately, its place in the larger history of both the State And the Nation. 

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Phillips Exeter

Phillips Exeter continues the commitment to unite knowledge and goodness. 

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Downtown Exeter

Explore unique boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, book shop, coffee shops, and The Chocolatier in this picturesque town on the Squamscott River.

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Exeter Country Club

Since 1889, Exeter Country Club has been a shining beacon of golf excellence, recognized by locals and visitors alike as among the best courses in the region. 

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Hampton Beach

Visit the charming New Hampshire seacoast town of Hampton Beach. 

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Fuller Gardens

Fuller Gardens is a turn of the century public Botanical Garden, located on the ocean featuring rose bushes of hundreds of varieties, formal English perennial borders, and a Japanese garden and conservatory.  

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Tuck Memorial

Tuck Memorial features a collection of early furniture, farm equipment, and pictures, as well as a recreated 1850'S schoolhouse and firefighting museum.

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Jenness State Beach

Soak up some sun on nearby Jenness State Beach. 

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University of New Hampshire

Founded In 1866, UNH is a vibrant place: A Land, Sea, and Space-Grant University where Undergraduate and Graduate students engage in daily discovery and the intellectual excitement of doing research with their faculty mentors.

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Children's Museum of New Hampshire

Families love this educational center that explores art, science and culture using interactive exhibits designed for both kids and adults.

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John Paul Jones House

John Paul Jones, the legendary sea warrior, roomed at this house frequently, and the house features fascinating 18th and 19th century artifacts.

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Strawberry Banke Museum

Explore Exeter's rich history from 1690 To 1955. 

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