At the height of the Great Depression, a Mohegan named John Tantaquidgeon decided to build a dream. Although blind in one eye and on crutches, he and his children, Gladys and Harold, founded the Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum in 1931. Since that time, visitors have traveled here from around the world to experience the spirit of the Mohegans and the beauty of Native America. Featuring eastern woodland Indian artifacts, the museum’s mission is to showcase objects from a Native American perspective.
The Tantaquidgeon Museum's parking address is 1 Church Lane, Uncasville, Connecticut, the museum is just across the street. It is operated by the Mohegan Tribe and tours are conducted by Mohegan Tribal members. Admission is free and it is open to the general public. We are currently open for the season, Tuesday through Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Schools and groups are welcome by appointment:
To schedule a tour please call, 860-862-0875
For events please call 860-862-0874
To view some of the artifacts at the museum please click here.
SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE TANTAQUIDGEON MUSEUM
Wintertime Story Hour
at Tantaquidgeon Museum
Saturday, February 8th, 11:00am
Join us at the Tantaquidgeon Museum as Mohegan elder, Morning Star tells traditional native stories for the winter season. This event is open to ages 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission is free. If you plan to attend please RSVP here.