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Institute for American Indian Studies

Discover American Indian artifacts and art from over 10,000 years ago to the present, and explore exhibits, a simulated archaeological site, gardens and an outdoor replica of a Algonkian village.

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Discover American Indian artifacts and art from over 10,000 years ago to the present, and explore exhibits, gardens and an outdoor replica of an Algonkian village.

The Institute for American Studies (IAIS) is a small, private, not-for-profit museum and education and research center in northwestern Connecticut. Fun, interactive and exiting programs, workshops and festivals are offered for all ages. Visitors to the museum experience a wide range of exhibits featuring Woodland Native American cultures from 10,000 years ago to present day. Changing temporary exhibits highlight Native Peoples from throughout the United States and Canada showcasing both historic and contemporary art, lifeways and material cultural material. Enjoy our Core Exhibition, Quinnetukut: Our Homeland, Our Story, the Children's Discovery Room, the furnished indoor Sachem’s House Classroom and much more! Browse the Four Directions gift shop for a diverse selection of Native made gifts and souvenirs for all ages and interests. Situated on 15 wooded acres with trails, garden areas, and a replicated 17th century Algonkian Village, the museum is the perfect place for a picnic and a walk in the woods.    

Tour time: 1-2 hours                 

Other amenities: parking, self-guided tours, guided tours available Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm.  

 

Pricing: Adults $10 Seniors $8, Children $6

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Indoor Activity

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Location:

38 Curtis Rd.
(off Rte. 199)
Washington, CT 06793

Hours:

Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Last admission at 4:30 p.m.
Closed major holidays.

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