Pocono Indian Museum
Welcome to the Pocono Indian Museum in Bushkill, Pennslyvania. This museum is the only one in northeastern Pennslyvania dedicated to the history of the Delaware Indians, or Lenape Tribe.
Inside the Pocono Indian Museum, you will be able to 'trace the history of the Delawares through displays of ancient artifacts, weapons, and tools that form a chronological commentary on life among the Indians for thousands of years.' Learn all about the history of man in this area from 10,500 BC to the period of contact with European man. Details of the tribe's peaceful coexistence with other Indians will be discovered, as well as details of the short 100 years it took to eliminated traces of the Indian's existence by the Europeans.
Take a 30-minute self-guided tour, using a handheld audio device to teach you along the way. Be sure to save plenty of time to stop at the extensive onsite gift shop, featuring Native American pottery, dolls, jewelry and more, not to mention the book department featuring over 650 titles on Native American tribes, history, and culture.
Fun Fact: The building the museum is housed in is one of the oldest frame structures in the Pocono Mountains, first built in 1840. It has a history of being used as part of the Underground Railroad, a speakeasy, and even a camp counselor dormitory in its later years.