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Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum

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Address: Snake Pond Road, Main Street or Route 130, Mashpee, MA 02649
Phone Number: 508 477 0208
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A small gem

We were delighted to see this small museum. Our 'tour' guide Courtney was knowledgeable, personable and passionate. She was aware of Wampanoag customs, beliefs, crafts history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeanne T
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Brookline, MA
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Brookline, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were delighted to see this small museum. Our 'tour' guide Courtney was knowledgeable, personable and passionate. She was aware of Wampanoag customs, beliefs, crafts history, and current tribal issues and politics. She had interesting stories because as a member of the people, she was related to many folks mentioned in the exhibits. This museum is well worth your time.

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My expectations were not high when I saw it was a small museum, but what a gem! Not surprisingly, it was all in the story telling. I learned so much about the local tribe and it's history. Our guide was so friendly and engaging. Museum had both indoor and outdoor things to see. Loved it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

A small museum with tons of knowledge . we received a very informative tour with plenty of time to ask questions. Very polite, kind, welcoming place!

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English heartlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This little museum is housed in an 18th century building that was given to the first Wampanoag preacher. Found it on Main Street after some searching in the area and as others have mentioned, it does seem like it could be a private house but do go through the door for a warm welcome. Not many people seem to have... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After passing this place for years on our yearly trip to Mashpee for the week, we finally stopped in and had a very interesting visit to the Wampanoag Indian Museum. A Wampanoag gave us a tour of the museum and the weetu dwelling & canoe that was outside. The museum tells you the story of the Wampanoag to the present... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The house in which the museum is located has been carefully restored and it feels like you're walking into someone's home when you enter. In the back room, however, is an imposing display spanning two full walls that describes and traces the role of Mashpee Wampanoag men in the whaling industry, including photographs, a timeline, and even tales of mutiny.... More 

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Horsham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We spoke to the woman who was looking after this building on the day of our visit and she related some very moving history to us. A very moving experience. It is very small set in a cemetery.

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

There is so much to learn. We had just visited Plymouth plantation too and we were able to tie up some history from both places. That was great

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Very small but interesting considering the Wampanoag tribe's role in this country's history. Some archaeological artifacts, pictures of tribe members, and other random pieces of interest. If you're there during the spring check out the stream on the other side of the parking lot where herring go to spawn. Can be a very quick stop if you're looking for a... More 

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