The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center


 

Institute for American Indian Studies and Research Center

Institute for American Indian Studies and Research Center

What: Museum / Research Center
Where: 38 Curtis Road, Washington Depot, CT 06793 (Map)
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm; Sun 12 to 5 pm
Web: www.birdstone.org

Located just off Route 199, this museum and educational center focuses on the indigenous peoples of northwestern Connecticut, the Woodland Indians of New England. Changing exhibits highlight Native American culture from across America, while permanent exhibits focus on American Indian living traditions of the northeast. Outdoor exhibits include a replicated Algonkian Village and simulated archaeological site. Spend the afternoon and enjoy our four hiking trails, healing plants garden and picnic areas. The Museum Gift Shop offers the best in Native American jewelry, crafts, pottery, books and more. For that unique gift please visit our Gift Shop.