Museum

cerc museumThe Tunica-Biloxi Museum is home to the “Tunica Treasure,” a vast collection of Native American European trade items and other artifacts deposited as grave goods by the Tunica from 1731 to 1764. Repatriation of this collection was the result of a landmark state appeals court decision that provided precedent for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990. Much of the initial and ongoing conservation of the collection was done by trained tribal members when the tribe regained possession in the late 1980’s. Prior to repatriation, the “Tunica Treasure” went through detailed analysis by Jeffrey P. Brain of Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.

The collections are located in the Tunica-Biloxi Cultural and Educational Resources Center (CERC), a 40,000-square-foot building including a museum exhibit hall, conservation and restoration laboratory, gift shop, library, auditorium, classrooms, distance learning center, meeting rooms and tribal government offices.

Museum Hours:

Monday – Friday*, from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
*excluding federal holidays
Admission tickets and souvenir items for purchase in the museum gift shop.

Admission Fees:
Adults – $5
Seniors (age 65+) – $4
Military with ID – $4
Children (age 9-12) – $3
Children (age 8 and under) – free (does not apply to groups)

Guided Group Tour Rates: (per person for groups of 20 or more)
School Group – $2
Adults – $4
Seniors (age 65+) – $3 (adult chaperones with school group free)
School Group (groups of 20 or less) – $3

For more information, contact Melissa Barbin at (800) 272-9767, ext. 6421, or mbarbin@tunica.org.