Tantaquidgeon Museum 

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


IMG_3194"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.
**NOW EXTENDED** Open through January 31st
Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Admission is free and open to the general public
For more information on the exhibit visit the Plymouth 400 exhibit page.

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.

Trail of life
Represents the path walked in life
“This heart is not mine, but yours.”
– Sachem Uncas
Tree of Life
The spiritual entity that connects one generation to the next
“We are no longer the little old tribe that lives upon the hill. We are now the nation that lives upon the hill.”
– Ralph Sturges
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