American Independence Byway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationNH
  • Length21 miles
Dedicated Byway Visitor Information
Rockingham Planning Commission
Statewide Byway Partners
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Visit New Hampshire
American Independence Byway
Scott Bogle, Rockingham Planning Commission Photo


The American Independence Byway is a State Scenic & Cultural Byway that winds through the heart of two of New Hampshire’s four original towns -- Exeter (1638) and Hampton (1639) - and two of the smaller towns that were later divided from them—Hampton Falls and Kensington. The 21 mile roadway loop, which takes about an hour to drive, affords sweeping views of fields and woodlands, marshes and the Atlantic Ocean; as well as a sampling of life and architecture from colonial days to the present at every turn. Whether you’re a history buff or nature lover, enjoy exploring unique ships and restaurants, or are simply looking to experience the quintessential beauty of a New England autumn, the American Independence Byway will draw you in!

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