Pocono Indian Museum, Bushkill

3.6
#5 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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  • This is a small museum but it contains a lot of interesting items. A good place to go when rain is falling to learn about the history and culture of the Delaware and Lenape Indians  more »
  • 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 »
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  • I love going in here. Products are amazing and they have authentic Indian items. Ask the cashier. I buy things here that I know I can't find in a mainstream store.
  • Went there for my first time some random time in July I think. Bought my self a necklace/Chain that I thought represented me. Very nice quality stuff. The wolf statues caught my eye specifically. The hatchets, knives etc, I would also consider buying. Definitely coming back in the future. Peaceful place as well. No crazy commotion.
  • My husband and I went to the Pocono's for a weekend getaway. We loved this little museum. Very interesting. We want to go back and bring the kids!
  • Great place to visit. Fantastic gift shop
  • Enjoyed it very much. Loved the self-guided tour and the shop.

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