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Alfalfa County Museum
117 West Main
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.
Sod House Museum
An original sod house
(soddy) built in 1894 by homesteader, Marshal McCully.
Located near Aline, OK on State Highway 8.
T. B. Ferguson House
and Photos] [Watonga
Main Street Tour]
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.
Fort Washita Historic Site
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Cherokee National Museum [Trail
of Tears Exhibit]
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 in
George M. Murrell House
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.
Tsa La Gi Ancient Village [History
Replication of a
traditional Cherokee community prior to European contact and the
forced removal to Indian Territory, OK. Learn about the
history of the great Cherokee people.
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).
Cimarron Heritage Center
Route 66 Museum
The Western Plains Weatherford Genealogical Society and Western
Oklahoma Historical Center
of Custer County]
Log Cabin History] [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.
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
Eskridge Hotel Museum
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.
Jackson County War Memorial
The memorial commemorates the victims of war and
is located in Kiwanis Park, next to the Museum of the Western
Museum of The Western Prairie
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,
Chickasaw Council House Museum
Known as the first
Chickasaw Council House built in IT (Indian Territory), the
building now holds artifacts tracing the culture and history of
the Chickasaw people. Located at 209 North Fisher in
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
Historic Tour of Ponca City
Marland Mansion [Virtual Tour]
Marland's Grand Home / Indian Museum / DAR Museum
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum
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.
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.
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Peter Conser House
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
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Park [History and Photos]
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
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.
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
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.
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 847 S. Mill in Pryor, OK.
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.
Museum of the Red River
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
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.
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.
Fort Gibson Historic Site
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
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.
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School
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 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.
Henry Overholser Historic Mansion
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
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
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.
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
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
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.
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 Memorial Center
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
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.
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 Bill's Wild West
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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Cheyenne Santa Fe Railroad Depot Museum
Historic Sites and Museums in Roger Mills County
Kendall Log Cabin Home
Minnie Slief Community Museum of History
Roll One Room Schoolhouse Museum
Washita National Battlefield Site
[History and Info]
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.
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.
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 Nation Museum
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.
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Bartlesville Area History Museum
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
Tom Mix Museum [Who is Tom Mix?]
western films from 1908-1935, his life is celebrated in this
collection. Located at 721 N Delaware in Dewey, OK.
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
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.
Fort Supply Historic Site [History] [Tour]
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.
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