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Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum

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Address: Snake Pond Road, Main Street or Route 130, Mashpee, MA 02649
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+1 508-477-0208

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The new exhibits are really well done and are very informative. It was interesting to find our and read just how involved the Mashpee Wampanoag were involved within the whaling... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The new exhibits are really well done and are very informative. It was interesting to find our and read just how involved the Mashpee Wampanoag were involved within the whaling industry. The Weet8 exhibit was very impressive, it is like going back in time. The kids especially liked being able to touch some of the interactive exhibit pieces in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

A must for anyone interested in the Indians who helped the Pilgrims survive their first two years and who lived in peace with the Pilgrims for fifty years. Very helpful and informative staff.

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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Our guide Courtney Morningift really knew her history and her father is featured in the Plymouth video we saw at the beginning. Seeing the wall chart of the Wampanoag whalers and what happened to them (often left behind at a port) was a real eye opener. Out back there is a dugout canoe and a Mashpee \ Wampanoag hut made... More 

1 Thank everyones-a-critic
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had planned a trip to Cape Cod and one of our must sees was this museum. The guide was so informative and so passionate of her ancestory it was a privilege to talk with her. I could have stayed all day. If your in this area you must go.

1 Thank JayBeeW
Brookline, MA
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 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.

1 Thank Jeanne T
Oxford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 July 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!!!

Thank doreikah
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Reviewed 24 June 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!

1 Thank tayLor d
English heartlands
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Reviewed 26 October 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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Reviewed 19 August 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 

2 Thank travel5bugEuro
Milton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 July 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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