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. All of our tours are catered to fit your group's ages, abilities, and size. We welcome hundreds of students, scout troops, educators, and tourists all year round for a variety of programs. Check out our offerings...
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Our basic guided tour includes a 1 hour+ guided program through the museum connecting youth to Indigenous culture, history, and the arts. Join in a welcome social dance led by the museum cultural educator followed by a scavenger hunt through the museum exhibits. The group then reconvenes for an interactive presentation on the oral history of the Narragansett People. All tours can be adjusted to incorporate a specific topic area to meet your educational needs. Want more? Check out our add-ons!
Time: 1 hour, 1.5 hours for specific topic area
Pricing: Basic Tours begin at $10.00 per person for basic tour, $15.00 per person for specific topic area with a minimum charge of 10 people.
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Specialize Your Tour With These Fun and Educational Add Ons
The game tour includes an additional half hour exploration of traditional Eastern Woodland games. Choose From:
Ring and Pin
There are also some seasonal options so speak with our staff to determine the best game choice for the size of your group.
Time: 1 ½ hours
Pricing: Game Tours begin at $12 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 $14 per person with a minimum charge of 10 people.
Indigenous Film Tour
Need a visual? Incorporate an Indigenous Film 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 $12 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:
Corn Husk Dolls
Beaded Necklace or Ring
Make your own Ring & Pin Game
Make your own Hubbub (Bowl) Game
Ready for something little more in-depth? Opt for a specialized art tour, great for older participants. Choose from:
Traditional Pinch Pots
Adorned Corn Husk Dolls
Double Strand Necklace
When booking, speak to our staff about the best choice for your age group!
Time: 2+ hours
Pricing: Art Tours begin at $15 per person; Specialized Art Tours begin at $25 per person, both programs have minimum charge of 10 people. *Participating chaperones pay full price
Traditional storytellers are specialized artists and performers. Each one unique in his/her own way. Include an additional half hour of traditional storytelling to your basic guided tour.
Time: 1 ½ hours
Pricing: Storytelling Tours begin at $15 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 50. 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.
*Participating chaperones pay full price