Tantaquidgeon Museum 

At the height of the Great Depression, a Mohegan named John Tantaquidgeon decided to build a dream. Although blind in one eye and on crutches, he and his children, Gladys and Harold, founded the Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum in 1931. Since that time, visitors have traveled here from around the world to experience the spirit of the Mohegans and the beauty of Native America. Featuring eastern woodland Indian artifacts, the museum’s mission is to showcase objects from a Native American perspective. 

The Tantaquidgeon Museum's parking address is 1 Church Lane, Uncasville, Connecticut, the museum is just across the street. It is operated by the Mohegan Tribe and tours are conducted by Mohegan Tribal members. Admission is free and it is open to the general public. We are currently open for the season, Tuesday through Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Schools and groups are welcome by appointment:
To schedule a tour please call, 860-862-0875
For events please call 860-862-0874

To view some of the artifacts at the museum please click here


Wintertime Story Hour

at Tantaquidgeon Museum
Saturday, February 8th, 11:00am

Join us at the Tantaquidgeon Museum as Mohegan elder, Morning Star tells traditional native stories for the winter season. This event is open to ages 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission is free. If you plan to attend please RSVP here.

“This heart is not mine, but yours.”
– Sachem Uncas
Gladys Tantaquidgeon
10th generation of Chief Uncas
Became first Native American tribe in the US to own a professional sports team
Trail of life
Represents the path walked in life
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