The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Mashantucket

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  • Most sites were saying you needed two hours here, that would be incorrect. Closer to 3-4 hours to do it justice. The museum itself is mostly made up of recreations on a large scale with a free audio t...  more »
  • Went there on Saturday. What an excellent visit! Spent more than 5 hours there. There is so much to see and do. Had lunch at the cafe which is located on the 4th level. A good variety with native amer...  more »
  • Excellent museum - tells the story of the area and the Pequot Indians who have lived here from the Ice Age until today. Don't miss the small theatre presentations. Press the green "closed caption" but...  more »
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  • I had an amazing time here! I took my family here for the first time because my wife loves history, especially native American history. We bought a membership immediately because I knew we would be back. Also, because we went on this particular weekend, they had a special members only tour of the archeology lab. It was definitely interesting! The exhibits are so lifelike and really paint a vivid picture of the every day lives of the Pequot Indians during that time. If you have the opportunity to visit, do it and get a membership, because it make take two or three trips to experience everything and see everything.
  • I came here today with family to experience the 17th Century Encampment special program that the museum was holding, and also toured the museum for the first time. I'm having a wonderful time! Everyone is so friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We're about to go up into the tower part (very excited!) I've learned so much, but definitely will be coming back to finish reading the rest of the placards and watch all the movies :) ps, my father just bought a membership! Definitely recommend this for a fun outing!!
  • I love spending time at the Pequot Museum. Today is an educational pow wow that is held each July. Fantastic energy and Un entertainment.
  • Enjoyed the thoroughness of the exhibits. A lot to learn about pre-colonial life along the Atlantic.
  • Amazing museum. I can spend a day there once a month. I esp. like the giant walk-through diorama room. Works class!!! I wish only the the museum was even larger!!