Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum, Mashpee

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Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum is a cultural center in the town of Mashpee in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The town of Mashpee is the location of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, one of the two federally recognized representative bodies of the Wampanoag people. The museum ground itself is well known for the Avant House as well as hosting the Mill Pond Herring Ladder, a Fish ladder on the Mashpee River. The museum was established in 1997 through a town meeting vote. Since 1999 the site has been listed under the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • The museum is surprisingly small and the collection of photos is a bit sparse. But it’s not these things that captivate your imagination or interest, it’s the local curator. She provided us a...  more »
  • This was a small museum with limited displays, but the guide was fantastic. She was tribe member with a long family history and knowledge of the tribe's customs and history. It sort of felt like...  more »
  • A wonderful experience. Very hands on, the children played with little toys, our guide demonstrated some of the items, and we sat in the longhouse. Highly recommend. Our children had such a great time and it was nice to learn about the history and culture. Thank you for the beautiful memory.
  • Great history of my wife's mother's side of family. Granddaughter Courtney was staffing museum and she was personally friendly and knowledgeable about her people and sharing.

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