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Take your group on an immersive, eye-opening journey through time to explore history and today's vibrant American Indian cultures. The Pequot Museum’s award-winning, interactive, multi-media environment stimulates the senses,captures the imagination, and stirs the spirit. We promise a must-see American museum experience like none other!


Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more people with advance reservations. We'll work with you to customize your visit. 

 

Options include self-touring, guided tours, enrichment programs, express lunch, VIP experiences/tours, and expert speaker presentations.

General Information:

  • For reservations call (860) 396-6839 or email groupsales@pequotmuseum.org.
  • Rates
  • Accessible facility 
  • Restaurant and gift shop on site
  • Ample free parking 
  • Free admission for bus driver and one escort
  • Please note: 
    • All members of your group must arrive at the same time. 
    • One lump sum payment is required on arrival or in advance of your visit (guests cannot pay individually).
     
Tours
Tours

Self-Tour for groups that prefer independent exploration.

Guided Tours, approximately 1 hour in duration, include the following:

Exhibit Highlights
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.

Expert Speakers
Museum experts offer 45-minute presentations at the Museum or offsite.
Kevin

Dr. Kevin McBride, Director of Research

Head of the Museum’s Research Department, Dr. McBride also oversees field study programs on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation for graduate students and directs all ongoing archaeological excavations and ethnohistorical research for the Tribal Nation. He received his bachelor's degree from Assumption College and his master's and doctoral degrees in archaeology from the University of Connecticut, where he is currently an associate professor in anthropology. Dr. McBride offers presentations on the following topics:

  • Paleo-Environments and Climatic Change
  • Native American Land-Use Practices
  • Colonial Land-Use Practices
  • Native Americans in Colonial Wars
  • Ancient (Native and/or Colonial) Landscapes
  • Native American Forts
  • Battlefields of the Pequot War
  • Battlefields of King Philip’s War
  • Battlefield Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Underwater Archaeology
  • New Theories on Peopling of the Americas
  • Slavery and Servitude
  • Cultural Landscapes in New England
V.I.P. Tours
Not all of the museum's collections are on display. Our museum staff members provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at a few of our treasures from the vaults. No more than 10 people per group, 16 years old and older. 90 minutes, includes 1-hour Exhibit Highlights tour. $300