Self-Tour for groups that prefer independent exploration.
Guided Tours, approximately 1 hour in duration, include the following:
This tour of the permanent exhibits provides an overview of the Pequot experience, from 18,000 years ago up to the present day, pointing out the important connection of the land, the people, community, and family.
Through the Eyes of a Pequot Child
Imaginations soar with the sights and sounds of a 16th century Pequot Village. This tour promotes understanding of Pequot life before European contact and demonstrates the importance of family and community.
Gifts of the Land & Waters
Discover why Native people have great respect for the natural world and why resources are valued as gifts. Stone, bone, shell, and wood were appreciated because they could be transformed into useful objects. Explore the seasonal dioramas and learn how each season brings different gifts.
Life on the Reservation
Learn about the harsh impact of reservation life and the conflicting elements of social, political, and economic change that reshaped the Pequot world. Younger groups learn about the Pequot ancestors and the difficult decisions they had to make to survive. Hear the stories of Sachem Robin Cassacinamon and Hannah Occuish.