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Mashantucket Pequot Museum And Research Center

110 Pequot Trail

About the Museum:

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, a new state-of-the-art, tribally owned-and-operated complex, brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and serves as a major resource on the history of the Tribe, the histories and cultures of other tribes, and the region's natural history.

Utilizing the latest in exhibit design and technology and based on years of discussion with Tribal members and scholarly research, the institution, with a total project cost of $193.4 million, presents multi-sensory dioramas and exhibits of eastern woodland and Mashantucket Pequot life. Films and videos, interactive programs, archival materials, ethnographic and archaeological collections, and commissioned works of art and traditional crafts by Native artisans are featured in the exhibits.

The 308,000-square-foot complex, whose research facility serves as a major resource for scholars and the general public on American and Canadian Native histories and cultures, is one of the most innovative and comprehensive centers of its kind in the United States.

Museum Collections:

The permanent collection emphasizes the eastern region of North America from the 16th to the 20th centuries, including toys, prayer books, cooking utensils, mats, blankets, and Southern New England baskets. Commissioned works of art and traditional crafts made by Native artisans are also in the collection. The collections will be featured in exhibits organized by the Museum and Research Center as part of an ongoing series of temporary presentations in the Mashantucket Gallery.


Heleen Raes

Saturday, June 2, 2018
This is a wonderful museum, probably one of the best I’ve ever been to concerning Native Americans. The exhibits are thoughtfully put together and informative without being boring. The museum is huge as well, I spent 2 hours in there and could have used another 2 for sure. It’s a great place for both adults and children. I would recommend to take a sweater with you because it’s quite cold in the building!

Zelotes Divorce & Custody

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Smithsonian Quality. I've been a member for years. You can easily spend four hours here. Always enjoy coming back. If you love history and nature, the museum is nothing short of outstanding. I love this place.

Alex Koltsov

Friday, April 27, 2018
The museum shows the entire history of Pequot people and the entire region from ice age to modern times. This place is huge, informative, and very beautiful. The documentaries on the conflict with european settlers were surprisingly balanced. If you want to know how to build-up a community from shacks and trailers to astonishing wealth in many difficult steps, visit this place and learn. Do not forget the restaurant on the 4th level. They make the best turkey sandwich and the best crunberry lemonade.

Gary Carter jr

Thursday, May 10, 2018
The new management has is terrible starting at the head I've been told the interm Ditector has no experience with Native culture or it's people. I also found her to be very rude,disrespectful towards Natives and our culture. Very few actual Natives work there very run of the mill same old archeological garbage that has been the standard to long. I certainly expected better as a proud traditional native I was very disappointed.

Kelly Pryor

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Beautiful exhibits. I love the free audio tour. If it wasn't $15 for students, I would have given 5 stars. Price is kind of expensive.

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