Pocono Indian Museum

Pocono Indian Museum, Bushkill: Hours, Address, Pocono Indian Museum Reviews: 4/5

Pocono Indian Museum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The gift shop has three levels of shopping and is free to the public. The self guided Audio tour is $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for kids 6-16. Kids five and under are free! Each child that goes through the audio tour gets a souvenir arrow head. Lots of native made goods in the store, just look for the certificate of authenticity or just ask one of our friendly staff members for help. Our building is over 160 years old and full of history within its walls. We DO have a handicap accessible entrance, Please call or stop in and we will be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you! Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions you may have.
Suggested duration
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1 262 contributions
Cute, well-informed museum
Jul 2021
This small, well-curated museum provides a good introduction to the history of the Delaware Tribe, which has lived in the region for thousands of years. It highlights how they lived their lives, with everything from cooking, tool production, religious beliefs, and relationships with European settlers. You get a 30-minute guided audio tour, which is very informative and adds on to, rather than repeats, the information on the wall signs. It's not a big museum (honestly, we would have finished in less than 30 minutes without the audio tour), but the guided tour is part of the admission and is well worth the listen. I really liked the section on medicinal herbs and how the Tribe really used everything they caught or hunted. They said at the end of the tour that there aren't any full-blooded Delaware Native Americans left, but I wonder if there are any Delaware tribe members at all (even if not full-blooded) who could have collaborated with the museum, as this would be a wonderful educational opportunity for the community.

The gift shop is really extensive and has a lot of stuff in it.

Please note: this museum is *not* handicap accessible - I didn't see any ramps, and the museum is pretty small, which can be hard to maneuver if you're in a wheelchair.
Written 12 July 2021
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Good afternoon Dustythoughts, Our building is over 160 years old and the building has may stories. We appreciate you stopping in and had a good time. Just FYI, we DO HAVE a handicap accessible entrance. All you have to do is call us and one of our friendly employees will be happy to assist you with the handicap entrance to get you in the building! We look forward to seeing you soon.
Written 13 July 2021
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SFB_13
Greensboro, NC6 contributions
Well worth the stop
Jun 2021 • Couples
There is a self-guided audio tour through six small rooms, which was informative and put together with care. The gift shop carried a wide variety of items, including one of the most extensive collection of books on Native Americans that I have seen. It’s on the top floor of the gift shop and well worth a look. The staff was friendly and well-informed.
Written 8 June 2021
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emh43016
Memphis, TN189 contributions
Small but informative
Oct 2020 • Friends
This is a small museum, but it’s packed with lots of information and photos. Allow a half hour for audio tour and about fifteen minutes to browse the gift shop. Lots of great artifacts and pictures. True history people should learn about - especially the map and information on William Penn land treaty.
Written 24 October 2020
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Tom and Heather
Swedesboro, NJ831 contributions
Small Museum With Informative Tour
Sep 2020 • Couples
I was really looking forward to visiting this museum based on the reviews. It is a very small museum that is navigated with a 30 minute guided audio tour. The audio tour was great in that it literally walked you through the displays and provided information that we have never heard before.

The displays themselves contain many artifacts that have been found in the area. The one critique about the display area is that if someone else is on the second side of the wall and they are talking, you can’t hear the audio tour. The tour itself was worth the visit but it made me want to know more.

The good and the “needed improvement” all around.
The staff is very nice and helpful. The admission is $7 per adult which is very reasonable. I love, love, love, the gift shop. They had authentic crafts and your everyday gift shop finds. They had the very inexpensive to very expensive. One confusing part is that they had the gift shop on one floor, a sports shop that they said is separate on the next floor, then you had to go up to a third floor for the book shop/sports supple store. It was very strange. I had to pay in two different places.

There are a few areas of major concern. They ARE NOT handicap accessible. There are steps everywhere along with uneven floors and a tiny bathroom. It is an old building but still there is no attempt at making any part of the building accessible. For that I have to start at three stars. Also, the museum needs some work. It is clearly dated and has been there quite a while. Even updating the handwritten signage might help.

They have a gem there, I just think they need to keep working towards expanding the knowledge that they are giving the public.
Written 27 September 2020
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scubamex
Mass.245 contributions
A very good place to visit.
Sep 2020
A very good place to visit while in the area. You get a self guided audio tour of the museum (lots of history, etc.). The gift shop area is large. Stopped in there on our way through the area. Was a great find.
Written 20 September 2020
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John B
York, PA22 contributions
Nice little place to visit
Jun 2019 • Family
The museum is a nice little place that captures some of the history of the Lenape and local Delaware Gap Indian Tribes. The museum portion is self guided with a small handheld speaker that has a recording playing to assist and highlight certain areas. The kids enjoyed several aspects and I thought it was quite informative. It's small, so dont expect too much but it is nice and a great way to spend 45 minutes to an hour with family. The staff are very friendly and the gift store is a real highlight. The pottery and paintings are very nice and your sure to find something that appeals to all ages. Its encouraging that this place works so hard to preserve the history of such great people and their traditions and importance to our country.
Written 18 June 2019
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robgX9964HA
West Chester, PA92 contributions
Good Gift Shop, 30 Min Tour in Museum
Jun 2019 • Couples
This place has unique gifts, and also has alot of Indian culture education from the local area, they had a very interesting 30 Minute self guided tour.
Written 15 June 2019
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Jen Buckingham
Lindenwold, NJ86 contributions
Informative and educational!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Me and husband finally stopped in here this past weekend as we were visiting the poconos for my birthday. We have passed this place many times on the way to bushkill but never stopped in. The tour of the museum is very inexpensive (about $7 per adult) It is a self guided audio tour through displays and tons of cool genuine Native American artifacts. When the tour is over there is a large gift shop with tons of neat trinkets and gemstones to browse and buy! The woman helping us in the gift shop was very kind and helpful! Will definitely stop by again!
Written 30 April 2019
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Alvin C
Newark, NJ198 contributions
Nice Self Guided Tour!
Feb 2019 • Couples
Very nice and informational visit with a self guided tour. Overall plan four about a two hour visit which is well worth it if you are into history and museums.
Written 20 April 2019
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jonathholzw
pa7 contributions
good recording used with the displayed for tour of the Indians from Pennsylvania but have to pay attention
Apr 2019 • Family
The tour is room to room how the indians lived with arrow heads maps using a recording but very iinteresting The Muncie Indians from Cental Pa were on one of the maps which showed heading toward Indiana found interesting since I am from Muncy Pa for which the name was taken from which hundreds of arrow heads from my relatives over the past 150 years every time fields were plowed
Written 12 April 2019
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Pocono Indian Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00