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We appreciate your visit to our museum site, please stay a while and browse around.

In our pages, you will find a summary of our history, a quick tour 

of the museum, a summary of Penobscot basketry, and meet some of our contemporary artists.

The people of the Penobscot Indian Nation, are traditionally known as the penawahpskewi. Together with the Passamaqouddy, Maliseet, and Mik Maq Nations, the four Northeastern Woodland tribes make up the Wabanaki Confederacy. The Penobscot Nation Museum is a tax-exempt institution dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich cultural heritage of the Penobscot and Wabanaki people. Currently, the museum houses collections that span thousands of years of Maine Native American history. Our museum provides a repository for contemporary Wabanaki art, such as paintings, woodcarvings, and basketry, demonstrating the strong connections we have with our ancestors and the earth. 


12 Down St., Indian, Island, Maine 04468

Phone: (207) 827-4153

Museum Hours:

Monday-Wednesday:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday: By Appointment Only
Contact James Neptune at firekpr@hotmail.com
Group tours of ten or more people are asked to give at least 
72 hours notice - which include small fees. weliwoni.





The site is dedicated to all our Penobscot ancestors, for without their care 

and endurance, we would not have the strength and pride we have today.

Due to the process of continued cultural appropriation by a small minority of the New Age, we ask that no images be downloaded, or our site linked to any other location, without the permission of museum staff. If we do find unauthorized links and appropriated files, we will request that they be removed until certain conditions are met. 

In respect, Weliwoni.

A picture of our museum on a warm winter day.