The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and serves as a major resource on the history of the Tribe, the histories and cultures of other tribes, and the region's natural history. The 308,000-square-foot complex, whose research facility serves as a major resource for scholars and the general public on American and Canadian Native histories and cultures, is one of the most innovative and comprehensive centers of its kind in the United States.
Calendar of Events
The museum offers plenty of family programs and events that allow children and parents to explore, learn, discover, create, and most importantly, have fun together. Click here to view our online calendar for a full list of upcoming events and programs.
The Pequot Museum is a tribally owned-and-operated, state-of-the-art complex located in Mashantucket, CT. Opened on Aug. 11, 1998, it presents the rich history of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the histories and cultures of other tribes, and the region's natural history through a series of innovative, interactive presentations. Click here to learn more.
The Museum features the Mashantucket Gallery which is dedicated to changing displays of Native arts and cultures. The Gallery occupies 4,200 of the Museum's 308,000 square feet and has hosted dozens of exhibits since its opening. Click here to learn more.
The Museum's observation tower stands 185 feet tall and overlooks the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's reservation, the Great Cedar Swamp, and the tribe's two casinos—Foxwoods Resort Casino and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. Ride the elevator up 18 floors to the top for an unforgettable view.
The Trading Post
Shop for that unique gift in our gift store, the Trading Post, which offers Native jewelry, books, CDs, DVDs, holistic medicines, horticulture products, moccasins, T-shirts, postcards, greeting cards, and so much more. Museum members receive a 10% discount on merchandise. No admission charge to shop at the Trading Post. Click here to learn more.
The restaurant offers a luncheon menu including family fare, Native American selections, and snacks which can be enjoyed on a balcony overlooking a forest setting. For information about use of the restaurant for private functions, and full banquet service please call (860) 396-6891. Click here to learn more.
Make your next event truly remarkable and unique, something you and your guests will never forget. Imagine an outdoor terrace accented with fragrant herb gardens and embraced by an ancient cedar forest and the glass-enclosed, breath-taking Gathering Space where you can dance and savor traditional Native fare. The Museum has hosted a wide variety of events and activities, from corporate meetings and scholarly conferences, to proms and gourmet black-tie affairs. Allow us to assist you with planning your event at the Museum where all of the amenities you expect are found in a place of unexpected wonder. Click here to learn more.