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 Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum on September 29, 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 public as well as schools and groups.
To reach them, call 860-848-3985.