Don’t be fooled by this serious-sounding name. While this is definitely a first-class research center and museum, it’s also an exciting attractions. Here the past of the Native Americans comes alive as you wander through displays so life-like that you’d swear they were real. This museum is a treat to visit.
Throughout this modern state-of-the-art museum with its hands-on interactive displays, and informative audio tour system, you’ll explore the past, yet, with the open airy architecture, be constantly reminded of the Earth. On various levels, you’ll be able to explore the Pequot Nation, Life in a Cold Climate, the incredibly realistic Pequot Village, Pequot War and Life on the Reservation. The Pequot Village is a definite must. Pick up a free audio tour system and you can wander around on your own—and, by pressing the right buttons, get additional in-depth information on various areas that you’re particularly interested in.
At the Children’s Library, children and educators (and that includes parents) can explore the topic of Native American through fascinating videos, audiotapes, CD’s and CD-Rom presentations from their multimedia collection.
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is located only 7 miles from Mystic and 1.5 miles from the Foxwoods Resort Casino. To get there, follow signs from I-95 (exit 92) or I-395 (exit 79A) to the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation, located off route 2.