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Mashantucket - Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Centre

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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.


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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.

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.

Alex Troge

Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
A very high quality, well put together, and thought out museum and cultural center. It is very obvious the care and consideration that went into the creation of this museum. With intricate and engaging displays, that put you in the middle of the educational experience, and well researched documentaries prepare to spend several hours here to just get started!

Laura Holland

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Beautiful, huge, Smithsonian quality museum. Seriously, if you live in southern New England, or are visiting, very worth a days visit (and it will take a good part of the day). Very informative with a lot of thought (and money) put into it. I really appreciated the incredible architecture and attention to detail of the history of a people and a place. My only wish is that it had an exhibit area appropriate for small children. We brought a five and three year old, but there aren't any interactive exhibit areas for kids, which really seems a shame considering the subject matter. I can think of many Native American related activities that would have really held their interest. It would also have been nice if there were knowledgeable real people in the village area (or elsewhere) that were demonstrating activities or that we could have asked questions of (maybe during the weekend there are live demonstrations). The other issue we noticed is that it's a little difficult to navigate the museum if you can't do stairs, since you have to take three different elevators to get from the lowest level to the cafe area. FYI the cafeteria has excellent unusual food with a native/local theme, and it's priced quite reasonably.

Lisa Griffin

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017
Thank God for Jesus. My Native American families have provided me with the most beautiful experience. The grounds are pristine and the staff are very courteous. The museum was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes and the observation tower had me speechless. I plan to visit again because I wasn't able to see everything in 2 1/2 days. The Mashantucket Nation is breathe taking & if you haven't visited yet, make your plans now. Thank you Mashantucket Nation. Thank you. Oh, and I stayed at the Two Trees Inn and it was wonderful.

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