The Museum of the Southeast American Indian

Message from the Museum:

Out of the best interest and health of our visitors and staff, the museum has made the careful decision to temporarily close starting March 23, 2020. Although it is for the best, it is sad to do this because your presence is a driving force in the museums day-to-day work. We are staying positive and hopeful that closing is very temporary.

Everyone please stay safe and healthy. We look forward to welcoming you to the museum when we reopen to not only share the Visual Voices exhibit, but all of the other wonderful opportunities we have to share.

Let’s stay connected! Follow us on social media for engaging questions and links to virtual experiences while you are home.

Be well!

Nancy, Alisha, Becky, David

Museum of the Southeast American Indian

Located on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the iconic Old Main Building, the Museum of the Southeast American Indian offers authentic artifacts, fine arts, and hands-on experiences that will engage visitors with the vibrant cultures and rich histories of Southeastern Native peoples. 

Museum of the Southeast American Indian

The mission of The Museum of the Southeast American Indian is to educate and serve the public about the prehistory, history, culture, art and contemporary issues of American Indians, with special emphasis on the Native American communities of Robeson County, of North Carolina and of the American Southeast; to conduct scholarly research; to collect and preserve the material culture of Native America; to encourage American Indian artists and crafts persons; and to cooperate on a wide range of research and service projects with other institutions and agencies concerned with American Indians.


Hours of Operation:

 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.

*We ask that groups of 10 or more, or for specialized assistance that you please call ahead to schedule a tour at 910.521.6282.


There are two visitor spaces on the right just before you reach the Museum.  If those spaces are unavailable, visitors may park in any open space available as long as the space is not marked RESERVED.  Parking in Reserved spaces may result in visitors being towed at their own expense.  If there are no spaces available in the two lots closest to Old Main Building, visitors may circle back to the stop light at McDonald's and make a right into the student lot and park in an open space in that lot and walk across the railroad tracks (pedestrian crossings are available).

Directions to the Museum:

10 miles from Exit 17 off I-95 

5 miles from Exit 200 off I-74

Current Exhibition
Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art