Tomaquag Museum is Rhode Island's only Native American Museum telling the history of Rhode Island’s first people from an indigenous point of view. Tomaquag Museum was built with a mission of offering a stimulating, interactive educational experience to all our visitors. We cater to all ages and abilities and can make any tour fit your group’s needs, desired learning topics, or cultural experiences.Check out our offerings...
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Join in a welcoming social dance led by a museum cultural educator followed by an interactive program through the museum connecting visitors to Indigenous culture, history, and the arts. All tours can be adjusted to incorporate a specific topic area to meet your educational needs. Want more? Check out our add-ons and speak to our staff to determine the best options for your group!
Time: 1 hour, 1.5 hours for specific topic area
Pricing: Basic Tours begin at $10.00 per person for basic tour, $18.00 per person for specific topic area with a minimum charge of 10 people.
The game tour includes an interactive additional half hour exploration of traditional Eastern Woodland games and their cultural/spiritual significance. There are also some seasonal options so speak with our staff to determine the best game choices for the size of your group. Time: 1 ½ hours
Pricing: Game Tours begin at $15 per person with a minimum charge of 10 people.
One of our most popular tours is our guided nature hike through the beautiful Arcadia Management Area abutting our property. Explore indigenous plants and discover their uses in the traditional life ways of the Narragansett People. The Nature tour is available April-November and we highly recommend choosing a different add-on option as a back up in case of poor weather. Time: 2 hours
Pricing: Nature Tours begin at $20 per person with a minimum charge of 10 people.
Indigenous Film Tour
Need a visual? Incorporate an Indigenous Film of Slide presentation into your visit followed by a question and answer session. Speak to our staff to discuss choices to best fit the topic area of your group. Time: 1 ½ hours
Pricing: Film Tours begin at $15 per person with a minimum charge of 10 people.
Get creative with an instructional workshop to learn a traditional craft. Choose from any of the following:
- Dream Catchers
- Corn Husk Dolls
- Double Strand Necklace
- Beaded Earrings or Pin
- Traditional Pinch Pots
- Trinket Baskets
- Bone Chokers
When booking, speak to our staff about the best choice for your group.
Time: 2+ hours
Pricing: Art Tours begin at $25 per person with a minimum charge of 10 people.
*Specialized Artist Led Workshops also available by request. Speak to us to learn more.
Traditional storytellers are specialized artists and performers. In addition to our basic guided tour, our educators weave the stories passed down through a vibrant oral tradition intertwined with contemporary stories of the rich Indigenous culture of today. Time: 1 ½ hours
Pricing: Storytelling Tours begin at $25 per person with a minimum charge of 10 people.
Cultural Education Tour
Along with a basic guided tour, your group will receive an in depth discussion with one of our specialized education staff that includes a question and answer session. You may chose from topics such as Eastern Woodland Native Arts, Sovereignty, Traditional foods and medicines, 13 Thanksgivings traditions, and more. Speak to our staff to see a list of options or to request your own topic area.
Time: 2 hours
Pricing: Cultural Education Tours begin at $25 per person with a minimum charge of 10 people.
Specialized Combo Tour
Can’t choose just one? You don’t have to! We can accommodate your group to provide as many of the previous options into one package. Our specialized combo tours are also required for groups over 40. Speak to our staff for more information.
Time: 2+ hours
Pricing: Combo Tours begin at $16 per person with a minimum charge of 10 people.