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Tomaquag Museum

390A Summit Rd, Exeter, RI 02822-1808
+1 401-491-9063
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Passion of Culture

Our experience was full of knowledge, passion, and intelligence, lead by our intern docent... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Cheryl C
Indigenous peoples of the Northeast

We were lucky to find the museum as there is only a small sign, my wife spotting it, on the side of... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Robert W
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Tomaquag Museum is the region's only native-operated facility dedicated to the sharing of indigenous culture, arts and history. Tomaquag boasts 14 unique rotating exhibits that showcase Southern New England tribal community stories, over 20,000 artifacts in collections, and over 100,000 research materials in the archive. Come take a tour with our knowledgeable and native museum staff for an enriching educational experience.
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390A Summit Rd, Exeter, RI 02822-1808
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Our experience was full of knowledge, passion, and intelligence, lead by our intern docent, Sherente. Sherente's rendition of the beginnings of his people was awe inspiring! The beautifuly crafted artifacts, so caringly placed within the museum, showed the love of their past and continued pride...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were lucky to find the museum as there is only a small sign, my wife spotting it, on the side of the road. The museum is located in a forested preserve. It is a living museum in the sense that one of the young...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

I visited the Tomaquag Museum for the first time since I moved to Rhode Island over 20 years ago. My family was renting a summer cottage in Charlestown and finally I made up my mind that the time had come to go. It was a...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This small museum features two rooms and a gift shop. The exhibit areas are filled to the brim with objects and media, including many newspaper articles and primary sources. A particularly interested visitor could spend hours reading everything, but the average visitor will learn plenty...More

Thank vsunnergren
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My girlfriend and I had seen signs for this museum and had been meaning to go for months. The tour was amazing!! Very educational, interesting. We had a tour with Lindsey who focused on social justice. She explained things very clearly in ways that are...More

Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Today I took my friend, visiting from Germany, to this outstanding museum. We both were thrilled with the quality of the artifacts and the thorough presentation of our educator a.k.a. museum guide, Lindsey. We could have stayed much longer and I will be going back....More

Thank kareniry
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We had an educational and inspirational visit to the Tomaquag Museum today. We had a friend visiting from Germany and she is very interested in Native American culture and history. We heard about this museum and decided to make the drive to see it. The...More

Thank rich_karen_10
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My friend and I drove out to visit the Tomaquag Museum. Although small, it has a lot of important lessons to offer. I was not prepared to have an experience like the one I had. We were given a social justice tour by a woman...More

Thank Ry G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I have been trying to come here for years and finally made it, and it exceeded expectations! Beautiful location, beautiful museum, and amazing social justice and civil rights tour given by the museum staff member, who was not only incredibly well informed and passionate but...More

Thank rolfy3111
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My wife and I saw a sign for "museum" on the way back from a hike nearby and decided to stop by. It was an amazing experience, to say the least. We stopped on a quiet day and and received a private tour from Lynsea,...More

Thank Moneer R
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