Pocono Indian Museum, Bushkill

3.7
#5 of 17 in Museums in Pocono Mountains Region
Step back in time in Northeastern Pennsylvania's only museum dedicated to

showing the history of the Delaware Indian. the museum with both inform

and perhaps shock you.

It will show the North American history of humans in Northeastern Pennsylvania

from 10,500 BC to the contact period with European explorers and settlers prior

to the American Revolution.

You will see the Delaware indian's peaceful coexistance with other Indians.

And...the shocking and short 100 years it took the white man to virtually eliminate

almost all traces of the Indian's existance.

About the Location

te museum is hosed in an 1840 Mansion built by Mr. John Van Campen Coolbaugh.

It is one of the olest frame structures in the Poconos. The building has served

many purposes over the years, including a boarding house, a stage coach shop,

a safe house for the Underground Railroad, a Speakeasy during Prohibition, and

a dormitory for Camp Sunny Brook.

in 1976, with the property being in great disrepair, was puchased as the site of the

Pocono Indian Museum. Through the dedication and hard work of the Law Family,

the building was brought back to its original splendor.
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  • Very nice and informational visit with a self guided tour. Overall plan four about a two hour visit which is well worth it if you are into history and museums.  more »
  • The tour is room to room how the indians lived with arrow heads maps using a recording but very iinteresting The Muncie Indians from Cental Pa were on one of the maps which showed heading toward India...  more »
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  • Where do I start.. It's a nice space, very upbeat and positive vibes once you walk in the door. The staff is excellent and very knowledgeable about the museum and culture. Easy to navigate around the shop and museum. All types of literature and other books about Native Americans. Also, great gifts and homemade crafts for sale too. Great place to learn and gain some culture.
  • Nice folks. Nice little tour full of very interesting facts. The gift shop is one of the best I've seen of this type.

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