The site of Oklahoma's oldest frontier fort, established in 1824, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma is steeped in colorful history and equally colorful scenery – blue lakes, sparkling rivers and green hillsides. The Fort Gibson Historic Site and Interpretative Center encompasses 80 acres of grounds with 29 historic buildings and numerous archeological ruins. Designated as a National Historic Landmark and American Treasure, the fort features a Works Progress Administration-era stockade reconstruction, as well as a handful of original buildings. The fort swirls with dramatic stories and offers living history events throughout the year. Nearby Fort Gibson National Cemetery, one of two national cemeteries in Oklahoma, honors fallen U.S. military personnel.