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Pocono Indian Museum, Bushkill

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.5/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Step back in time in Northeastern Pennsylvania's only museum dedicated to

showing the history of the Delaware Indian. the museum with both inform

and perhaps shock you.

It will show the North American history of humans in Northeastern Pennsylvania

from 10,500 BC to the contact period with European explorers and settlers prior

to the American Revolution.

You will see the Delaware indian's peaceful coexistance with other Indians.

And...the shocking and short 100 years it took the white man to virtually eliminate

almost all traces of the Indian's existance.

About the Location

te museum is hosed in an 1840 Mansion built by Mr. John Van Campen Coolbaugh.

It is one of the olest frame structures in the Poconos. The building has served

many purposes over the years, including a boarding house, a stage coach shop,

a safe house for the Underground Railroad, a Speakeasy during Prohibition, and

a dormitory for Camp Sunny Brook.

in 1976, with the property being in great disrepair, was puchased as the site of the

Pocono Indian Museum. Through the dedication and hard work of the Law Family,

the building was brought back to its original splendor.
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  • Ok to stop if going by the location but would not go out of way to see, The tour is short and just not very interesting. Might be better if you have kids since they may be more interested in the india...  read more »
  • It was very nice. Love the gift shop. The self tour was nice, but you really have to be into the Native Americans. If you're not, I wouldn't recommend it. Otherwise, enjoy. I learned a lot. 
  • This place is small but has a lot of history and I love it. Everything we come to pa we stop by. They have a store that you can definitely find something that you will love. I definitely would recomme...  read more »
  • The staff is very nice, they have some pretty cool stuff. The tour is ok. Its cheap so why not? Its an experience and informative. :) I would do it again if I had it to do over :p. Recommend checking out the gift shop. Learn about the Delaware Indian. ^_^
  • Neat. This is an entirely self guided tour carrying a mp3 player. The information is in no way groundbreaking. And although it pertains to local native peoples, it offers very little real local specific information, although this cannot be faulted to them The display pieces are well managed and organized and the tour is comprehensive
  • We learned facts that we had never known before. So very interesting since my husband is part American Indian. Such an incredible sad time for those people and it still goes on today.
  • l really enjoyed this informative and educational museum!..Their gift shop has very unique items and their staff is very friendly people!
  • I just love this place, it's very well kept, the people are very friendly, and the self guided tour is awesome!
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