The Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, Connecticut represents history and culture of Native Americans in the United States and Canada, collection and artifacts spanning from the 16th to the 20th century. The museum features a series of interactive exhibits and life-size dioramas depicting the lives of the native inhabitants. The Pequot museum and research center was established in 1998, the museum building has received several awards over the time for its traditional and conceptual design. The museum has exhibits, galleries, an auditorium, restaurant and a gift shop. The museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday.
Things to Do
- Bring your children to this historical museum featuring diversity of the indigenous cultures, the museum displays exhibits and information about the extinct Mashantucket Pequot tribe.
- Pequot village is a permanent exhibit, this diorama recreates a 16th century Pequot village, a walk through diorama featuring several life-sized figures of the native Americans.
- The walk through diorama features the village life before arrival of the Europeans, see the indigenous people talking, working, weaving, cooking and going about their daily chores.
- Learn about the last ice age in the World of Ice exhibit, see replicas of the wolves, mastodon, and a giant beaver that inhabited the land 11,000 years ago.
- See artifacts, artworks, ornaments, maps, and rare photographs of the tribal people and their families.
- Enjoy traditional native American dishes in the Pequot cafe, shop for native-inspired gifts like jewelry and art, books and t-shirts from the trading post gift shop.
Pequot Museum Insider Tips
- Free parking is available.