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Piscataway Indian Museum & Cultural Center

Piscataway Indian Museum & Cultural Center

Visit the Piscataway Indian Museum and Cultural Center for a look into the history and culture of the Piscataway and other native people of the United States.  Each exhibit contains historical and contemporary artifacts from the Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Northwest, and Southwest, while demonstrating how location influenced tribal structure, art, and lodging. Other items on display reveal the importance of animals and plants in Piscataway life and how the Piscataway respected their non-human relations.  A major attraction of the museum is the full-scale reconstruction of a longhouse, the very type of home used by the Piscataways when first contact was made with the Europeans. Found inside the longhouse are items that would have been common at the time of European contact, such as deer and fox pelts, tobacco leaves, bow and arrows, and medicine pouches.  The Center also houses the "Keeper of the Pipe" research room, and the "Our Heritage" gift shop.

Museum Tours
Tours are designed for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and are available Tuesdays through Fridays at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm.  Tours are given for groups of 10-50 students.  The museum requests that there is one chaperone per 20 students.  The fee is $5 per student.  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to confirm and hold your tour slot.  The balance is due on the day of the tour.  Checks, cash, and credit cards are accepted.  Make checks payable to:  Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians, Inc.

Days/Hours of Operation:
Public Tours - 4th Sunday of the month (April through November) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Other times by appointment.

Cost:  General Admission $5 (Adults); $4 (Children Age 7-18)

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Address: 
16816 Country Lane
Waldorf, MD 20601
Phone: 
(240) 640-7213
Email: 
piscatawayindians@yahoo.com