Pocono Indian Museum, Bushkill

3.5
#6 of 10 in Museums in Pocono Mountains Region
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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  • Although this museum is small in size it really is a good one with a ton of information on Indian life. The gift shop also has items that are made by different tribes with reasonable prices.  more »
  • Small charge for the museum, but you get an audio tour which takes you round the exhibits. Probably about 30 minutes or so. The are artifacts from the indians of the area and details about how they li...  more »
  • A small but very interesting museum about the early Delaware Indian tribe who lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. Many artifacts, scenes of how they lived, tools,...  more »
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  • Nice little gift shop. Very informative tour but it's a little pricey for the size.
  • I love it this place. Small the museum and store about Indian' history. I'll back again I want buy more inscents wolf and bat.
  • A lot of history here and the people are freindly
  • Great place I'd go again
  • 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

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