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 is located at 1819 Norwich New London Turnpike in Uncasville, Connecticut. 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
"Our" Story 400 Years of Wampanoag History Exhibit at Cultural Preservation Center
1 Church Lane, Uncasville, CT - Across from the Tantaquidgeon Museum
The Tantaquidgeon Museum will be ushering in the the 400th anniversary of the encounter between the Indigenous peoples of New England and the Plymouth colonists in 2020 with a special exhibit. "Our Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History," focuses on the perspectives of the Natives that first greeted the Pilgrims.
Open November 5 through December 20
Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Extended Hours: November 19 to 23 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Admission is free and open to the general public
For more information on the exhibit visit the Plymouth 400 exhibit page.
Saturday Tantaquidgeon Museum Events
1819 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT - please park at the Mohegan Church
Children's Story Hour
Saturday, November 16 at 11:00am
The Critical Backstory to New England Colonization
with Paula Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag)
Saturday, November 23 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Learn the real story of the first Thanksgiving. Admission is free and open to the general public.