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Historical Museum Guide for Oklahoma

A directory of Historical Museums in Oklahoma, categorized by county.

Taking a trip to Oklahoma or just curious about the history of your state?  A visit to these OK history museums and historic sites will allow you to soak up some local history and culture.  Visit a historical museum and gain insight into the history of early Oklahoma people, how they lived and played.

Some history museums have virtual tours, histories, genealogy data, old photos, history timelines and history exhibits to view online, giving you the opportunity to visit without ever leaving the comfort of your chair!

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Oklahoma History Museums

Alfalfa County Museums

Alfalfa County Museum (has closed)

Originally a 4 story hotel built in 1929 and in operation until 1980.  Still the tallest building in Alfalfa County today, it is a museum where you can step back in time to earlier days in Cherokee, Oklahoma.  Located at 117 W. Main in Cherokee, OK.

Sod House Museum

An original sod house (soddy) built in 1894 by homesteader, Marshal McCully.  The museum encloses the sod house and features artifacts, exhibits and photos related to the daily lifestyle of pioneers and early settlers who once might have lived in the area and who might have built and resided in a soddy.  Located at 4628 State Highway 8 in Aline, OK.

 

Atoka County Museums Confederate Memorial Museum and Cemetery

[Photos of the Museum]

The Confederate Cemetery is open 24 hours a day, year round.  The museum features artifacts and exhibits related to the history of southeastern Oklahoma.  Exhibits include pre-historic bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears, famous persons such as Reba McEntire and Lane Frost along with a stop on the Butterfield Stage Line.  Located at 258 N. Hwy 69 in Atoka, OK.

 

Beaver County Museums Jones & Plummer Trail Museum on Facebook

The museum is focused on the history of early day Beaver County.  Featuring historical artifacts and exhibits, the museum gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of the early pioneers of Beaver County, Oklahoma.  Located at 1107 S. Douglas Avenue in Beaver, OK.

 

Beckham County Museums Roger Miller Museum

[Jukebox]

The museum is all about the life and music of Roger Miller.  Located off of Interstate 40, Exit 7 in Erick, OK on historic Route 66.

 

Blaine County Museums

T. B. Ferguson House

[History and Photos]

Home to Oklahoma's 6th territorial governor, the house was built in 1907.  Today, it serves as a museum.  Located at 519 N. Weigle, Watonga, OK.

 

Bryan County Museums

Fort Washita Historic Site

[Virtual Tour]  [History]

Established in 1842 to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians from the Plains Indians, the fort was occupied by the Confederacy during the Civil War and later used by the Chickasaw Nation leaders.  Today it is a National Historic Landmark and the ruins still stand guard at 3348 State Road 199 in Durant, OK.

Indian Territory Museum

Focus is on the history of Caddo, OK.  Located at 110 Buffalo (SH-22) in Caddo, OK.

Three Valley Museum

Operated by the Durant Historical Society, the focus is on the history of Durant and Bryan County from it's beginning in 1873 to present ady.  Exhibits include an old timey law office, doctor's office, general store and many historical artifacts and household items.  Located at Fourth and Main Streets in Durant, OK.

 

Caddo County Museums Anadarko Heritage Museum

[Save Our Anadarko Heritage Museum]

The Philomathic Womens Club has been collecting and preserving the historical artifacts and items related to the rich history and culture of Anadarko, Oklahoma for over 75 years.  The collection is on display in the Anadarko Heritage Museum located inside the old Rock Island Railroad Depot at 311 E. Main Street in Anadarko, OK.

Hinton Historical Museum & Parker House

The museum features many artifacts related to early life in the Hinton, Oklahoma area.  A buggy & carriage collection is showcased along with sme antique automobiles.  Native American items and vintage farm equipment are among the many historical objects on display.  Located at 801 S. Broadway Street in Hinton, OK.

 

Canadian County Museums Canadian County Historical Museum

[El Reno Brochure]

Housed inside the historic Rock Island Depot which has been fully restored, the main museum features items and exhibits related to the early history of Canadian County.  On the grounds are a number of other historic buildings including General Sheridan's Cabin which is the oldest standing structure in Canadian County.  Located in Heritage Park at 300 South Grand Avenue in El Reno, OK.

Piedmont Historical Museum

The Piedmont Historical Society operates and maintains the museum.  Featuring thousands of photos and historic artifacts, the museum is housed inside the former 1917 Piedmont State Bank.  Located at 168 Jackson Avenue NW in Piedmont, OK.

Yukon Historical Society Museum and Art Center

Home to the Yukon Historical Society, the museum focuses on the early history of Yukon and features a replica of businesses on Main Street.  Located at 601 Oak Street in Yukon, OK.

Yukon Veterans Museum

Focused on the education of the public about the sacrifices of those who came before us, the museum is located at 602 Oak Street in Yukon, OK.

Yukon's Best Railroad Museum

The museum features historical train cars and is located at the intersection of 3rd and Main in Yukon, OK.

 

Carter County Museums

Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum

Featuring not only an enormous collection of Gene Autry memorabilia, the museum also houses collections of Roy Rogers, Rex Allen, Tex Ritter and other well known cowboys from the bygone days of the musical Westerns of the 1930s and 1940s.  Located in an old school building in Gene Autry, Oklahoma.

Greater Southwest Historical Museum

Focus is on the history of south central Oklahoma.  Featuring historical buildings, objects and exhibits the museum is located at 35 Sunset Drive in Ardmore, OK.

Healdton Oil Museum

Learn about the historic oil boom of the early 1900s through artifacts and historical photos.  Located at 315 E. Main Street in Healdton, OK.

Wilson Historical Museum  

[History of Wilson]

Housed inside the 1926 Dr. Darling / Wilson Post-Democrat building, this Museum, which opened in 2001, focuses on Wilson and the surrounding (largely oilfield) communities that arose as a result of the oil boom in southern Oklahoma in 1914. The Museum has pictures, artifacts and a wide variety of genealogical information from the region. Included in our collections are copies of all Wilson newspapers in existence and an ever-expanding collection of obituaries from the region that currently number over 6,300 listings.  A genealogy library is available on the site.  Located at 1270 8th Street in Wilson, OK.

 

Cherokee County Museums

Adams Corner Rural Village

A living history museum, the village is designed to represent a typical rural area in Indian Territory in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  You will find restored buildings dating in the 1875-1890 time period.  The historic buildings include a Stilwell log cabin, the frontier home of Samantha Bain Lucas, and a church.  The rest are replications.  A visit to the village offers insight into the way people lived in the late 1800s in Indian Territory.

Cherokee Heritage Center   [Trail of Tears Exhibit]

Home to Tsa La Gi Ancient Village, the museum was built in the style of a Cherokee dwelling and houses exhibits related to the history of the Cherokee people including the Trail of Tears exhibit and a genealogy center.  Located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill, OK.

Cherokee Prison Museum

The prison served the entire Indian Territory for 26 years.  Today it is operated as a museum.  Located at 124 E. Choctaw Street in Tahlequah, OK.

George M. Murrell House

[History]  [Virtual Tour]  [Murrell Family]

Upon the forced removal of the Cherokee people to Indian Territory (Trail of Tears) in 1838, George Michael Murrell moved with his wife's family and built the home known as Hunter's Home".  Today the site is operated as a museum and is located at 19479 E. Murrell Home Road in Park Hill, OK.

Diligwa - 1710 Cherokee Village

Replication of a traditional Cherokee community prior to European contact and the forced removal to Indian Territory, OK, known as the Trail of Tears.  Learn about the history of the great Cherokee people.  Located at the Cherokee Heritage Center at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill, OK.

 

Choctaw County Museums

Fort Towson Historic Site

Fort Towson was in operation from the 1820s through the 1840s and was used by the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  Located in what was at one time the largest town in the Choctaw Nation (Doaksville).

Frisco Depot Museum

Operated by the Choctaw County Historical Society, the old depot has been restored and features historical artifacts, documents and photographs related to the local history of Choctaw County.  Displays of Frisco memorabilia and railroad artifacts are on display in the historic train depot.  Located inside Frisco Depot Park at 307 North B Street in Hugo, OK.

 

Cimarron County Museums

Camp Nichols

Established in notorious "No Man's Land" by Kit Carson in 1865 to protect the Cimarron Cutoff.  A historical marker and the remnants of the historic fort are all that remain at this historic site.  Located 18 miles northwest of Boise City, Oklahoma on the Kenton Road.

Cimarron Heritage Center

Created in 1994, the Cimarron Heritage Center was designed to preserve and interpret the natural, historic and artistic heritage of Cimarron County and the surrounding area.  The complex includes the French Museum, Cox House, a windmill exhibit, a dust bowl exhibit, a farm equipment and machinery display, a 1920s schoohouse, a 1900s rock ranch house and the Santa Fe Depot.  Located at 1300 N. Cimarron (Highway 287 North) in Boise City, OK.

 

Cleveland County Museums Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum

The Moore-Lindsay house was built in 1899.  Today it is operated as a historical museum featuring historical artifacts, photos and items related to the history of Cleveland County.  Located at 508 N. Peters in Norman, OK.

Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

The museum features exhibits of fossils, Native American items science, art, and provides a hall devoted to the People of Oklahoma.  Part of the University of Oklahoma, the museum is located at 2401 Chautauqua Avenue in Norman, OK.

 

Coal County Museums Coal County Historical & Mining Museum

Focused on the local mining heritage of Coalgate, Oklahoma, the museum holds mining tools, instruments, historical photos and artifacts along with historic documents and research materials.  Located at 118 S. Broadway in Coalgate, OK.

 

Comanche County Museums Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center

[Virtual Tour]  [Collections]  [Art Gallery]

The mission of the museum is to educate the public about the history and culture of the Comanche people.  The award-winning museum is located at 701 NW Ferris Avenue in Lawton, OK.

Fort Sill Historic Landmark and Museum  [History & Photos]

Focus is on the historical and education for military and civilian personnel and the general public on all aspects of the history of Fort Sill.  Located at 437 Quanah Road in Fort Sill, OK.

Museum of The Great Plains   [Exhibits]

Visitors will find Native American artifacts, a trading post, the Blue Beaver Schoolhouse, an agricultural shed with antique tools and implements and an amphitheater.  Located at 601 NW Ferris Avenue in Lawton, OK.

 

Cotton County Museums

Cotton County Museum

Housed inside the former Grand Theatre, the museum features a collection of historical artifacts, antique items, photographs and documents related to the history of Cotton County.  Located at 116 N. Broadway in Walters, OK.

 

Craig County Museums

Eastern Trails Museum

The Eastern Trails Museum features exhibits detailing the history of Craig County through historical artifacts and items.  Located at 215 W. Illinois in Vinita, OK.

 

Creek County Museums

Bristow Historical Museum

[Bristow Historical Society on Facebook]

Housed inside the old 1923 train depot, the museum features exhibits and displays detailing the history of Bristow, Oklahoma from the days when it was in Indian Territory to present time.  Located at One Railroad Place in Bristow, OK.

 

Custer County Museums

Route 66 Museum

The museum features exhibits relating to the history of Route 66, America's most revered highway.  Located at 2229 West Gary Boulevard in Clinton, OK.

The Western Plains Weatherford Genealogical Society and Western Oklahoma Historical Center

[Blair Log Cabin Photos]

The society maintains the historical Blair one room log cabin located across the street from the Weatherford Post Office and the Cedar Schoolhouse, a one room school next to the research center where they maintain rotating exhibits including the Early School Days exhibit and Military Uniforms.  The society preserves and provides access to many genealogical and family history resources in the Research Center.  The Western Oklahoma Historical Center Inc. is located at 520 West Main in Weatherford, OK.

 

Delaware County Museums Talbot Library and Museum

The focus of the Talbot Library and Museum is on the history and genealogy of Northeast Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas and Cherokee Territory.  Located at 500 South Colcord Avenue in Colcord, OK.

 

Ellis County Museums

Shattuck Windmill Museum

4 acres of 1850s-1950s rare and restored water pumping windmills.  Located at the junction of State Hwy 15 and U.S. Hwy 283 in Shattuck, OK.

 

Garfield County Museums Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

The historical museum tells the story of the settlement and development of NW Oklahoma beginning with the opening of the Cherokee Strip and the 1893 Land Run.  Located at 507 S. 4th Street in Enid, OK.

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

[Photos]

Housed inside the old Santa Fe freight warehouse, the museum is focused on the railroad history of Oklahoma.  Located at 702 North Washington in Enid, OK.

 

Garvin County Museums Eskridge Hotel Museum

[History]

The Eskridge Hotel was built by Pinckney Reid Eskridge in 1907, the same year that Oklahoma gained statehood. Mr. Eskridge constructed the three story brick hotel with lathe and plaster interior walls, tall ceilings, door transoms, a dining room, kitchen, lobby and sleeping rooms. In 1973, the Wynnewood Historical society transformed the hotel into a museum to help preserve its deep history. Now as a museum, the Eskridge Hotel's 1907 elegant charm still remains, with its porches extending over the sidewalk and its benches at the entrance retained. Not all of the original items from the Eskridge Hotel remain, but the items it holds tell a story from a past long ago.  Located at 114 E. Robert S. Kerr Blvd in Wynnewood, OK.

 

Grady County Museums Grady County Museum

Housed in the former Dixie Building built in 1907, the museum is operated by the Grady County Historical Society and features historic items and artifacts related to the history of Chickasha and Grady County, Oklahoma.  The museum holds a large collection of historic photographs documenting the development of Grady County.  Located at 415 W Chickasha Avenue in Chickasha, OK.

 

Grant County Museums

 

Grant County History Timeline

Twister (The Movie) Museum

[Museum Tour]  [Photo Gallery]

Wakita was the location of the F-4 tornado in the movie TWISTER.  The museum is focused on the making of the movie.  Located at 101 W Main in Washita, OK.

 

Greer County Museums Museum of the Western Prairie

Museum of the Western Prairie (alternate site)

Museum of the Western Prairie on Facebook

[Photos]

Learn about the history of Southwest Oklahoma through dioramas and displays.  Housed within the museum is the Bernice Ford - Price Memorial Reference Library which has a large collection of historical material and photographs related to Altus and the surrounding area.    Located at 1100 N. Memorial Drive, Altus, OK in Jackson County which was formed from the Old Greer County.

 

Harmon County Museums Harmon County Historical Museum

Operated by the Harmon County Historical Society, the museum is focused on the collection and preservation of historic artifacts and materials related to the history of Harmon County.  Located at 102 W Broadway Street in Hollis, OK.

 

Harper County Museums Buffalo Museum

Housed in a historic structure in the downtown Buffalo business district, the museum features historical artifacts, memorabilia and other items related to the local history of the Harper County area of Oklahoma.  Exhibits include the Fort Dodge Trail Crossing.  Located at 108 S. Hoy in Buffalo, OK.

 

Hughes County Museums Hughes County Historical Museum

Hughes County Historical Museum on Facebook

Operated by the Hughes County Historical Society, the museum is located at 124 North Broadway in Holdenville, OK.

 

Jackson County Museums

Jackson County War Memorial

The memorial commemorates the victims of war and is located in Kiwanis Park, next to the Museum of the Western Prairie.

Museum of The Western Prairie

Museum of the Western Prairie (alternate site)

Museum of the Western Prairie on Facebook

[Photos]

Learn about the history of Southwest Oklahoma through dioramas and displays.  Housed within the museum is the Bernice Ford - Price Memorial Reference Library which has a large collection of historical material and photographs related to Altus and the surrounding area.    Located at 1100 N. Memorial Drive, Altus, OK.

 

Jefferson County Museums OKHS Chisholm Trail Historical Museum

The museum is devoted to the history of the Chisholm Trail, the cowboys and cowtowns.  Visitors to the museum will learn the story of the Chisholm Trail and the people associated with it through historical artifacts and photos along with exhibits about the early days in Waurika, Oklahoma.  Located just east of the intersection of US Highways 81 and 70 in Waurika, OK.

 

Johnston County Museums

Chickasaw Council House Museum

The first Chickasaw Council House built in IT (Indian Territory), is located inside the museum building which also holds artifacts tracing the culture and history of the Chickasaw people.  Located at 209 North Fisher in Tishomingo, OK.

Chickasaw National Capitol

Built in 1898, the red granite building serves as a museum.  Guided tours are featured.  Located at 411 W. 9th in Tishomingo, OK.

Chickasaw White House

Built in 1898, it was home to Chickasaw Governor Daniel Hancock Johnston.  The "white house" holds much history of the Chickasaw people and Indian Territory.

 

Kay County Museums

Marland Mansion

[Virtual Tour]

Modeled after the Davanzati Palace in Florence, Italy, this beautiful home is known as the "Palace on the Prairie".  Filled with beautiful woods, furnishings and fixtures, Marland Mansion is open for tours.  Located at 901 Monument Road in Ponca City, OK.

Marland's Grand Home / Indian Museum / DAR Museum

Formerly the home to Ernest Whitworth Marland, the tenth Governor of Oklahoma, the historic home houses 101 Ranch memorabilia.  Other museums housed in Marland's Grand Home include an Indian Museum featuring Native American artifacts from tribes across the United States and the DAR Memorial Museum containing relics and artifacts dating back to the birth of America.  Located at 1000 E. Grand in Ponca City, OK.

Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum

The Pioneer Woman Museum features exhibits of household furnishings and items related to family life in the pioneer era of Oklahoma.  The museum celebrates the women who have made outstanding pioneering contributions.  Located at 701 Monument in Ponca City, OK.

Ponca City Historical Tour

Poncan Theatre

Built in 1927, the grand Poncan Theatre once featured silent films which were accompanied by a Wurlitzer organ, two pianos and the Poncan Orchestra.  Today the theatre has been lovingly restored and features live music, plays and other events onstage.  Located at 1st and Grand in Ponca City, OK.

Standing Bear Statue and Memorial Park

This majestic bronze statue of Ponca Chief "Standing Bear" is a monument to all Native Americans.  The 63 acre park features a museum devoted to tribal displays, artwork and items related to our Native American heritage.  Located at the intersection of US Hwy 60, US Hwy 77 and US Hwy 177 in Ponca City, OK.

 

Kingfisher County Museums Chisholm Trail Museum at Kingfisher

Focused on the collection and preservation of artifacts from the historical Chisholm Cattle Trail along with farming, ranching and American Indian culture, the museum also features several historical buildings which have been moved to the site and preserved.  These include a bank, school house, and the Dalton Boys Cabin.  Located at 605 Zellers Avenue in Kingfisher, OK.

Governor Seay Mansion

Built in 1892, the 3 story mansion was home to Governor Seay, the second Territorial Governor of Oklahoma.  Known as "Horizon Hill", the mansion contains authentic period furnishings and is available for tours.  Located in the museum complex at 605 Zellers Avenue in Kingfisher, OK.

 

Kiowa County Museums Kiowa County Historical Society & Museum on Facebook

Housed inside the 1909 former Rock Island Train Depot, the museum features historical items related to the local history of Kiowa County.  Located at 518 S Main Street in Hobart, OK.

 

Latimer County Museums

Lutie Coal Miners Museum

Housed inside the last remaining Hailey Ola Coal Company house built in 1901, the museum is focused on the history of early day coal mining in Wilburton.  The museum is filled with historic artifacts and a monument is locat4ed outside with the names of those who lost their lives in mining accidents.  Located at 2307 E Main Street in Wilburton, OK.

 

Le Flore County Museums

Peter Conser House

[Photos, History and Info]

Erected in 1894 the house was home to the Choctaw leader of the Lighthorsemen Law Enforcement Agency, Peter Conser.  The furnishings and artifacts inside are from the 1894-1910 time period and give visitors an idea of what it was like to live in this area during that time period.  The home remained in the possession of descendants until 1967 when it was donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society.  The Peter Conser House is located 4 miles south and 31/2 miles west of Heavener, OK at 47114 Conser Creek Road.

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Park

[History and Photos]

Known as the only prehistoric Native American archaeological site in Oklahoma that is open to the public, the Spiro Mounds are one of the most important Native American sites in the United States.  The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society and features interpretive exhibits and historic artifacts which have been uncovered in the digs.  Located at 18154 First Street in Spiro, OK.

 

Lincoln County Museums Lincoln County Historical Society Museum of Pioneer History

The Museum of Pioneer History is focused on the collection and preservation of historical artifacts and items relevant to the local history of Lincoln County.  Visitors will begin their museum tour in the replica of an old-timey general store.  Located at 717-721 Manvel Avenue in Chandler, OK.

The Prague Historical Museum

The museum features a large collection of historical artifacts and documents telling the story of the Prague area beginning with the 1891 Land Run through present day.  Located at 1008 N. Jim Thorpe Blvd. in Prague, OK.

 

Logan County Museums Frontier County Historical Society and Museum

Dedicated to the history of Frontier County, OK, the museum offers exhibits related to history of this area of Oklahoma and historic buildings are being restored.  Located at 500 N. Grand Street in Crescent, OK.

Oklahoma State Capitol Publishing Museum

Constructed in 1902, it is the largest historical printing house in the United States and once housed the State Capital newspaper.  Later it became the Co-Operative Publishing Company.  The museum features the history of printing and architecture in Oklahoma.  Located at 301 W. Harrison in Guthrie, OK.

Oklahoma Territorial Museum

Focused on the history of Oklahoma during it's territorial period, the museum holds artifacts, documents and other items directly related to the Territorial history of Oklahoma.  Featuring exhibits about statehood, land runs, homesteading and the territorial government, the museum is housed in a complex of three buildings in historic downtown Guthrie, OK.   A research library is available to patrons and features many files, books, and collections related to the local history of Guthrie, Logan County and Oklahoma.  Address is 406 E. Oklahoma Avenue in Guthrie, OK.

 

Love County Museums

Love County Jail and Sheriff's Residence Museum

[Also known as the Marietta Jail]

Located at 408 1/2 Chickasaw in Marietta, OK.

Love County Military Museum

Focused on honoring the military men and women from Love County who lost their lives fighting for our country.  Located at 408 1/2 W. Chickasaw Street in Marietta, OK.

 

Major County  Museums Sand Creek Heritage Center & Museum

Operated by the Major County Historical Society, the museum holds historical items related to the history of Major County and the state of Oklahoma in a complex of historic buildings including 2 churches and a hotel from the 1900s.  Located on Highway 58 E in Fairview, OK.

 

Marshall County  Museums Museum of Southern Oklahoma

Devoted to the preservation of history and genealogy in Marshall County, the museum features artifacts, historical documents, photos and other memorabilia related to the county's history.  Located at 400 W. Overton #3 in Madill, OK.

 

Mayes County Museums Chouteau Memorial Museum

Devoted to the history of early life in the Three Rivers area of Oklahoma, a recreated trading post and flatboat offer a glimpse into life at an early trading post and features exhibits of Chouteau family items, native American artifacts and other relics related to the fur trade.  Located at 420 E. Ferry in Salina, OK.

Coo-Y-Yah Museum

The name itself means "place of the huckleberries".  Housed inside the old Katy Railroad Depot, the history of the Cherokee and Osage Indians is featured through exhibits and artifacts.  Located at 845 S. Mill in Pryor, OK.

 

McClain County Museums

McClain County Historical Society Museum

Featuring 11 rooms of pioneer artifacts and antiques, an historical photo collection and genealogical information on families of McClain County, the museum is located at 900 N. Canadian in Purcell, OK.

 

McCurtain County Museums Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum, Taxidermy Studio and Cabin Rental

The museum features wildlife dioramas and information about the animals of the area.Located at the entranct to Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow, OK.

The Forest Heritage Center Museum

Visitors to the museum will discover historical documents, antique forestry tools, wood art, an historic log cabin, and homestead memorabilia.  The museum also features a series of dioramas painted by famous Smokey The Bear artist, Harry Rossoll.  Located inside Beavers Bend Resort Park in Broken Bow, OK.

Gardner Mansion and Museum

Gardner Mansion was built in 1884 for Jefferson Gardner who was later the chief of the Choctaw Indians.  The museum houses pre-historic and historic Indian and pioneer artifacts.  Located 6 miles east of Broken Bow.  Call 580-584-6588 for an appointment.

Museum of the Red River

[Galleries and Exhibits]

The museum features archaeological artifacts of the Caddo and Choctaw Indians, Pre-Columbian objects from Middle and South America and native arts and crafts of the Americas.  See the skeletal reproduction of the dinosaur discovered in McCurtain County.  Located at 812 E. Lincoln Road in Idabel, OK.

Peter Toth Totem Pole

Mr. Toth, a Hungarian artist, creates these sculptures dedicated to the 50 state series of "Trail of Tears" sculptures.  Located at Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow, OK.

 

McIntosh County Museums Checotah MKT Depot (Katy Depot)

Erected in 1890, the Railroad Depot is one of the oldest surviving wooden train stations.  The station was moved in 1985, restored and now serves as a museum and tourist information center.  The museum features artifacts and displays related to the railroad, Checotah pioneers, cowboys, Indians and the Civil War Battle at Honey Springs.  Located on Paul Carr Drive in Checotah, OK.

Heartland Heritage Center Museum

[Photos]

Located at 114 N Broadway Street in Checotah, OK.

Honey Springs Battlefield 

Fought on July 17, 1863, there were many deaths on both the Union and Confederate sides.  Confederate dead are still there in unmarked graves.  The 3000 acre battle site remains today much as it appeared during the Civil War.  Visitors can visit the battle site by auto or walk the battlefield on two miles of interpreted walking trails.  Be sure to visit the Interpretive Center to learn more about this significant battle in Civil War history.  Located off of US Hwy 69 at 1863 Honey Springs Battlefield Road in Rentiesville, OK.

 

Murray County Museums

Old Santa Fe Depot

Home to the Arbuckle Historical Society of Murray County, the Old Santa Fe Depot is located at 12 Main Street in Davis, OK.

Sulphur Historical Museum

[E-Tour the Museum]

Operated by the Arbuckle Historical Society of Murray County, the museum is housed inside the former 1917 Sulphur City Hall, the museum is focused on the history of Murray County  / Sulphur, Oklahoma.  Located at 402 W. Muskogee Avenue in Sulphur, OK.

 

Muskogee County Museums

Five Civilized Tribes Museum

[History]

The museum is focused on the collection, preservation and sharing of the art, history and the culture of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole tribes.  Located at 1101 Honor Heights Drive in Muskogee, OK.

Fort Gibson Historic Site

[History of Ft. Gibson]  [Photos]

Built in 1824, the fort was used during the Indian Removal Period and again during the Civil War and the reconstruction era, then abandoned in 1890.  The log fort and many of the original buildings have been reconstructed and offer visitors insight into the way things were on the early Oklahoma frontier.  The Garret Home which was built in 1867 is also part of Fort Gibson.  Located at 907 N. Garrison in Fort Gibson, OK.

Historic Homes of Muskogee

Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

Celebrating notable musicians of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is located at 401 South 3rd Street in Muskogee, OK.

Three Rivers Museum

Housed inside the old Midland Valley Railroad Depot, the museum features exhibits and artifacts related to the history of the Three Rivers are of Eastern Oklahoma.  Located at 220 Elgin in Muskogee, OK.

Thomas Foreman Historic Home

[History]

Located on the southeast corner of 15th Street at 1419 West Okmulgee in Muskogee, OK.

USS Batfish (SS 310)

The champion submarine-killing submarine of WWII is featured in the War Memorial Park and Museum along with many items related to this submarine and other submarines.  There are many other historical items related to WWII history on display as well.  Located at 3500 Batfish Drive in Muskogee, OK.

Webbers Falls Museum

Operated by the Webbers Falls Historical Society, the museum features historical items from the past of Webbers Falls.  Located at the corner of Commercial and Main Streets in Webbers Falls, OK.

 

Noble County Museums

Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School

[Cherokee Land Strip Run]

Operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the museum provides insight into the Cherokee Strip Land Runs through historical exhibits and photos.  Located at 2617 West Fir Avenue in Perry, OK.

 

Nowata County Museums

Nowata County Historical Museum

Housed inside the old Nowata Clinic, the 24 room history museum features exhibits related to the Cherokee and Delaware Indian Tribes, cowboys and cowgirls of yesteryear, war history, the oil boom and much more.  Located at 121 S. Pine in Nowata, OK.

 

Ofuskee County Museums

Boley Historical Museum

Housed inside a 1929 home the museum features many historical artifacts related to the early history of Boley, OK, an early established black town in Oklahoma.  Located at 2 W Grant in Boley, OK.

Ofuskee County Historical Society & Museum

Located at 407 West Broadway in Okemah, OK.

 

Oklahoma County Museums 45th Infantry Division Museum

[History of the 45th Infantry]

The museum is over 27,000 feet and includes a 15 acre park.  The museum is devoted to the collection, preservation and display of Militaria related to the military history of the state of Oklahoma.  Located at 2145 NE 36th Street in Oklahoma City, OK.

American Banjo Museum

The museum is a national treasure devoted to preserving and promoting the music and heritage of the Banjo, America's native musical instrument.  Located at 9 E Sheridan Avenue in Oklahoma City, OK.

Gaylord-Pickens Museum

The museum features exhibits which provide visitors the opportunity to experience Oklahoma's history through it's people.  Visitor will meet both famous and everyday Oklahomans whose lives have impacted the state of Oklahoma, the country and the world.  Get a glimpse into the live of Oklahomans like Reba McEntire, Wiley Post and Mat Hoffman.  Located at 1400 Classen Drive in Oklahoma City, OK.

Harn Homestead and 1899ers Museum

Located on original Land Run property, the historic Harn Homestead gives visitors to get a glimpse of what territorial life was like in Oklahoma.  Located at 1721 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City, OK.

Henry Overholser Historic Mansion

[About Overholser Mansion and the Overholser Family]

This 1903 Victorian mansion was home to Civil Leader Henry Overholser and features English carpets, French stained glass, and Antwerp fine oak paneling.  Visitors will delight in 3 stories of original furnishings and fixtures, making the days of yesteryear spring to life.  Tours are offered to the public but visitors are advised to call ahead at 405-525-5325.  Located at 405 NW 15 Street in Oklahoma City, OK.

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

[Collections and Exhibits]

Devoted to telling the story of the American West, the museum houses a large collection of Native American objects, historical cowboy gear and other historic items related to that history.  Located at 1700 NE 63rd Street in Oklahoma City, OK.

National Softball Hall of Fame

Dedicated to the study, interpretation and appreciation of the game of softball and it's impact on society.  Located at 2801 NE 50th Street in Oklahoma City, OK.

Ninety-Nines Museum of Women Pilots

Named for the 99 women pilots who signed the original membership charter in 1929, the Ninety-Nines is an organization of licensed women pilots.  Exhibits detail the history of women in aviation.  Located at 4300 Amelia Earhart Road.

Oklahoma City Railway Museum

Take a ride on the train, view railroad equipment, railroad memorabilia, motor cars, locomotives and passenger cars.  This outdoor museum is located at 3400 NE Grand Blvd. in Oklahoma City, OK.

Oklahoma History Center

[Exhibits]

Previously known as the Oklahoma State Museum of History, the museum features exhibits, artifacts and relics related to the rich heritage of Oklahoma. and offers many unique ways to experience the history of this great state.  Also housed is the Research Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society where books, archival materials and family research records are stored where visitors can research their family tree.  Located at 2401 N. Laird Avenue in Oklahoma City, OK.

Oklahoma Museum of Telephone History

The museum features exhibits of vintage telephones and telephone company memorabilia covering over 100 years of Oklahoma telephone history.  Located at 111 Dean A. McGee Avenue in Oklahoma City, OK.

Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum

Vintage pumpers, firefighting equipment and memorabilia are on display in the museum that is operated by the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association.  Located at 2716 NE 50th Street in Oklahoma City, OK.

Overholser Mansion

Built in 1903 for the Henry Overholser family, the historic home is considered to be Oklahoma City's first mansion.  Today, the mansion is owned by the Oklahoma Historical Society and operated as a museum.  Tours begin in the carriage house.  Located at 405 NW 15th Street in Oklahoma City, OK.

Red Earth Gallery & Museum

Red Earth, Inc. is focused on the promotion of the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through education, the Red Earth Festival, a museum and fine arts markets.  The Red Earth Museum features a collection of over 1400 items of Native American fine art, basketry, pottery, beadwork and textiles.  Located at 6 Santa Fe Plaza in Oklahoma City, OK.

 

Okmulgee County Museums

Creek Council House Museum 

Built in 1878, the Council House served as the Capitol to the Creek Nation.  Today it serves as a museum where visitors can learn about Native American history.  Located at 106 W. 6th Street in Okmulgee, OK.

 

Osage County Museums

Fred Drummond Historic House

Built in 1905, the 3 story Victorian style house was home to Fred and Addie Drummond, successful ranchers.  Located at 305 N. Price Avenue in Hominy, OK.

Osage County Historical Museum

The museum features 5 main exhibit areas: Boy Scouts, Western Life, Pioneer Life, Early Day Oil Industry and Indian Life.  Also located on the museum grounds, are some historic Santa Fee rail cars and a one-room schoolhouse.  Located at 700 North Lynn Avenue in Pawhuska, OK.

Osage Round House

Osage Nation Tribal Museum

The museum is housed in an 1872 chapel, schoolhouse and dormitory.  Started in 1938, it is the oldest tribally-owned museum in the U.S.  The collection contains over 6000 objects related to the history of the Osage Tribe.  Located on the Osage Nation Campus at 819 Grandview Avenue in Pawhuska, OK.

Skiatook Museum

Skiatook is known as "The Gateway to the Osage.  The Museum is housed in the 1912 home of Dr. Phillips and features a gateway into the past through mementos, photos, artifacts, and documents related to the history of Skiatook.  Located at 115 S. Broadway in Skiatook, OK.

 

Ottawa County Museums Coleman Theatre

Originally a vaudeville theater and movie palace built in 1929, the historic structure has been restored to the original style including a Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ.  Today, visitors can enjoy ballet, theatrical performances, receptions, conferences and silent movies.  Located at 103 N. Main Street in Miami, OK.

Dobson Museum

The complex features the Dobson House, Dobson Museum and formal gardens.  Museum collections include Indian artifacts, china, glassware, a toothpick holder collection, mining exhibits and other memorabilia.  The Research Center is open during regular museum hours and patrons may perform their own research or hire the staff to do lookups.  Located at 110 A Southwest in Miami, OK.

Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum

Vintage motorcycles and other related items are featured.  Located on historic Route 66 at 128 S. Main in Miami, OK.

 

Pawnee County

 

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

Built in 1910, the home has been left as it was when Pawnee Bill died.  There is a 1926 3 story barn on the property along with a log cabin and the museum building displaying artifacts from the wild west shows and exhibits related to the life of Pawnee Bill.  Buffalo and longhorns graze the pastures around the property.  Pawnee Bills Wild West Show is purported to be a faithful adaptation of the original Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show and is performed at the Pawnee Bill Ranch site.  Located in Pawnee, OK.

Book Pick: Pawnee Bill's Wild West

Pawnee Bills Wild West Photo Book

Pawnee County Historical Society & Museum

Focused on the history of Pawnee County, the museum features artifacts and documents related to the history of Pawnee County, Oklahoma.  Call for hours: 918-762-4681.  Located on the west side of the Panwee County Courthouse Square at 513 6th Street in Pawnee, OK.

White Hair Memorial

 

Payne County

Jim Thorpe Historic Home

Once home to Sac and Fox Indian Jim Thorpe, the 1912 Olympic Gold Medal winner of both the decathlon and pentathlon.   The historic home features displays of items belonging to Jim and his family.  Located at 706 E. Boston in Yale, OK.

Oklahoma Museum of Higher Education

Recently moved from the Old Central into the Oklahoma History Center, the museum collection features exhibits and information about the evolvement of education in Oklahoma.  Located at 2401 North Laird Avenue in Oklahoma City on the third floor.

The Sheerar Museum

Featuring exhibits and artifacts related to the history of Stillwater and Payne County Schools, the museum also houses a200 seat auditorium which is available for special events.  Located at 702 Duncan Street in Stillwater, OK.

Washington Irving Trail Museum

Focused on the history of early Oklahoma people, places and events.  Location is 3918 South Mehan Road in Ripley, OK.

 

Pittsburg County Krebs Heritage Museum  

[History]   [Historical Photographs]

The Krebs Historical Society assists in the operation of the museum which is devoted to the preservation and display of the history of the immigrants, Native Americans and all peoples who lived in and shaped the history of Krebs.  Located at 85 South Main Street, Krebs, OK.

 

Roger Mills County

Cheyenne Santa Fe Railroad Depot Museum

Historic Sites and Museums in Roger Mills County

Kendall Log Cabin Home

Metcalfe Museum

Minnie Slief Community Museum of History

Pioneer Museum

Roll One Room Schoolhouse Museum

Washita National Battlefield Site   [History and Info]

 

Rogers County Belvidere Mansion  [Haunted?]

With construction completed in 1907, the Victorian mansion was home to the John M. Bayless family and features 3 stories of lovely period furnishings.  It is available for tours and rental.  Located at 121 N. Chickasaw in Claremore, OK.

Hotel Will Rogers

Originally built in 1930, the grand old hotel has been completely renovated and the lobby and ballroom is open to the public and guided tours are offered.  Rental is available for special events and weddings.  Located at 524 W. Will Rogers Blvd. (Route 66) in Claremore, OK.

J. M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum

Known as home to the largest private gun collection in the world, the museum also features collections of knives, steins, statuary, Indian relics, WWI Artifacts and other memorabilia.  Located at 333 N. Lynn Riggs Blvd. in Claremore, OK.

Will Rogers Memorial

Built of local limestone, the memorial museum was completed in 1938 and features Will Rogers artifacts and memorabilia, an enormous collection of western art, the Rogers family tomb, 3 theaters, a children's museum, a research library and more.  Located at 1720 W. Will Rogers Boulevard in Claremore, OK.

 

Sequoyah County

Sequoyah's Cabin

Erected in 1829 by Sequoyah, well known for his invention of the Cherokee syllabary (alphabet), thereby beginning a standard for higher education among the Five Civilized Tribes.  The cabin has been well preserved and features relics and documents related to the life and times of Sequoyah.  Located in Sallisaw, OK.

 

Seminole County

Seminole Nation Museum

[Exhibits]  [History]

Dedicated to preserving the history of the Seminole Nation and telling the story of the Freedmen, early pioneers and the oil boom history of the Seminoles in Oklahoma.  Located in Wewoka, the capital of the Seminole Nation in Indian Territory.

 

Stephens County

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

[Exhibit Gallery]

Visitors are invited to live the adventures of the Chisholm Trail through exhibits, movies, art and artifacts.  Featuring the largest monument to the Chisholm Trail in America, the museum is focused on the history of the Chisholm Trail and it's impact on America.  Located at 1000 N. Chisholm Trail Parkway in Duncan, OK.

Stephens County Historical Museum

Housed inside the old National Guard Armory building, the museum offers artifacts, displays and memorabilia depicting pioneer life in Oklahoma.  The museum holds a large collection of photographs dating back to 1892.  Located at 301 N. 8th Street in Duncan, OK.

 

Texas County No Man's Land Museum

The museum chronicles the history of settlement in the Oklahoma panhandle, once known as "No Man's Land".  Located at 207 W. Sewell in Goodwell, OK.

 

Tulsa County

Philbrook Museum

Housed inside an historic Italian Renaissance villa built in the 1920s, it covers 23 acres featuring beautiful gardens.  The museum exhibits many fine collections of art including the Eugene B. Adkins collection, Native American art, African art, Japanese art, Italian Renaissance art, outdoor sculpture and more.  Located at 2727 S. Rockford Road in Tulsa, OK.

 

Washington County

Bartlesville Area History Museum 

[Bartlesville Timeline & Photos]

Housed in the City Center at Fourth Street and Johnstone Ave., the museum features over 10,000 square feet of Bartlesville history.  Exhibits include a one room schoolhouse, the Frank Griggs photography collection and many artifacts and documents.

Frank Phillips Historical House

Once the home of oil industry pioneers; Frank & Jane Phillips, the mansion is now open for tours.  Located at 1107 Cherokee Avenue in Bartlesville, OK.

Tom Mix Museum   [Who is Tom Mix?]

Starring in western films from 1908-1935, his life is celebrated in this collection.  Located at 721 N Delaware in Dewey, OK.

Woolaroc Museum 

[History]   [Photo Gallery]

The museum contains a fantastic collection of Colt firearms as well as a display of Western art, Native American pottery, baskets and other items related to the culture of peoples of the American West.  Located at the Frank Phillips Ranch 12 miles southwest of Bartlesville on highway 123.

 

Washita County

Washita County Museum

Housed in the Carnegie Library built in 1911, the museum contains over 10,000 artifacts and exhibits related to the history of Washita County.  Located at 115 E 2nd Street in Cordell, OK.

 

Woodward County

Fort Supply Historic Site  

[History]  [Tour]

Established in 1868, it's original purpose was a refuge during the campaign against the Southern Plains Indians.  Today, a few buildings remain and some have been restored and contain historical artifacts, photographs and exhibits related to the history of this military outpost on the Oklahoma frontier.  Located in Fort Supply, OK.

 

Woods County

Cimarron River Log Cabin

Santa Fe Railroad Depot

Waynoka History Museum

 

 

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