Visit St. Joseph’s Akta Lakota Museum!

Summer is in full swing here at the Akta Lakota Museum and Historical Center!

Char Historical Center Coordinator
Historical Center Coordinator

Seasonal staff started May 1 and we have been busy with summer camps, RV tours and many visitors from around the world.

Stop in and say hello to me at the reception desk! It is always a pleasure to meet our visitors and help make your visit a memorable experience. I highly recommend that you stop by to tour our museum and campus to learn more about the history of the Lakota (Sioux) people and get a more in-depth look at the work done at St. Joseph’s Indian School. We also have two gift shops with a fine selection of jewelry, books, quilts, pottery and many more items to help you find the perfect souvenir from your summer vacation.

We are open seven days per week during the summer:

Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Campus Tour Options:

  • A self-guided audio tour to use in your car as you drive around campus.
  • An mp3 player for a walking tour.
  • Guided tours are at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday.

This is approximately a 1 mile walking tour (transportation can be arranged if needed).

  • A private guided tour for a different day or time is available by appointment only.

    Admission and tours at the museum are free of charge.
    The Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center shares the history of the Lakota (Sioux) people.


Museum Tour Options:

  • Guided museum tours available by appointment.


All options are free of charge.

To schedule a guided tour just give me a call at 800-798-3452 or email me at I’m so excited to help you arrange your tour! All tours begin at the Akta Lakota Museum. For the safety of the Lakota children who live on our campus, we ask all visitors to please check in at the reception

area at the museum upon arrival.


Hope to see you soon!


Historical Center Coordinator

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Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

2 thoughts on “Visit St. Joseph’s Akta Lakota Museum!”

  1. I have been supporting the school for several years and am looking forward to visiting in July when I am in the area.

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Thank you so much for your support of St. Joseph’s Indian School.
      I look forward to meeting you in July! If you would like to tour the campus and school, contact me prior to your visit to set up a tour.

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