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Institute for American Indian Studies

#2 of 5 things to do in Washington Features Animals
38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793-0260
+1 860-868-0518
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Little gem of a museum

Recently visited the Institute and truly enjoyed our visit. Two staffers gave us a personal tour of... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Wellesley, Mass USA
Back to one's native roots whether you are a Native American or not

This is a must visit and worth a 2-3 hour car trip with the entire family. Feel in real time and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Valletta, Malta
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Recently visited the Institute and truly enjoyed our visit. Two staffers gave us a personal tour of the highlights of the museum and its programs. Very nicely designed exhibits which show the history, culture, artifacts and life of Connecticut native Americans. The museum helps the...More

Thank PatrickRafter
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a must visit and worth a 2-3 hour car trip with the entire family. Feel in real time and real reality not virtual how our New England tribes manages to tame this rugged now Yankee countryside. All levels of learning covered. Even interesting...More

Thank DoubleDee2020
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I booked a go see it for my Cub Scout pack. The staff was great, held 1 through 5 grade attention for 2 hours. Highly recommend for group or family visit.

Thank deeter123
Reviewed 13 February 2016

employees really care about you learning and having a good time. Great to see all the ingenuity that the native residents of Quinnetukut.

Thank jugurtha656
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This museum has an international reputation, and it is well worth it, something g for every family member, examples of homes used by the native population is one example. My grandchildren really enjoyed exploring. We used to,take our kids there so it was fun introducing...More

1  Thank yysuzanne
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

This small museum is off the beaten path, but it's well worth a stop. We had a ten and thirteen year-old with us and they enjoyed it. We had an excellent tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable, very patient about answering questions, and clearly passionate...More

1  Thank TrishaHMoore
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Have been visiting this location for years, as it abuts Steep Rock hiking trails. They have come a long way with the Institute and there is a long house and other Indian artifacts to view. Docents are very knowledgeable and friendly. They also accept school...More

1  Thank CTMDM
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Not only was this a great museum to visit with the kids it's also very interesting for adults. Often places like these are suitable for kids or adults, this one is interesting for all. I am so happy we made this afternoon trip. We were...More

2  Thank Beachfamilybum
Reviewed 28 July 2014

In terms of museums in general, this is a small one in square footage, but a huge one in interesting and educational features. This Institute gives visitors a glimpse into the cultural lives of Native Americans. Many of the staff and contributors are descendants of...More

1  Thank Toni112950
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This small, but thorough museum is a delight! Displays are built in a diorama style, accessible to study the details, and with good information posted near items of particular interest. The children's study center is full of hands on experiences, and the outdoor recreated village...More

1  Thank Richard H
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