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Pocono Indian Museum, Bushkill

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Specialty Museum
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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  • This museum is worth a stop if you are in the area. It is on the smaller side, but has plenty to teach about the area. Plan for an hour to an hour and a half to see it all. Plenty of parking and easy ...  more »
  • The 30 minute audio tour gives a real insight into the local history. Exhibits are authentic and interesting. Would recommend! Gift shop has a variety for all ages. No refreshments. Allow 45 minutes.  more »
  • Nice place to visit. it has a self tour of how the Indians were in this area very informative and a little sad on how they were treated but we all know that already. They have a gift shop there too of...  more »
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  • 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. ^_^
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Pretty good, I just wish the audio tour came with headphones so that they wouldn't have to spread people out by 8 minutes to not disturb others with the audio tour. It was informative, glad we did it.
  • A lot of unique items and the prices are very fair.