Canadian County Historical Museum

Canadian County Historical Museum 300 S Grand
El Reno, OK 73036

Phone: 405-262-5121
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The Canadian County Historical Museum  in El Reno is recognized as one of Oklahoma's outstanding museums. Located in historic Heritage Park the museum sits on the 98th Meridian, which is an important marker from the state's territorial days. During the Land Run of 1889, it was the boundary between the eastern lands open for settlement and the western lands settled by the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes.

The museum is a complex made up of a series of buildings from the old west that have been renovated and are open to visitors. Head to El Reno and explore a barn, the Darlington Indian Jail, church and the Possum Holler School as well as many other historically significant sites.

The Canadian County Historical Museum  in El Reno is recognized as one of Oklahoma's outstanding museums. Located in historic Heritage Park the museum sits on the 98th Meridian, which is an important marker from the state's territorial days. During the Land Run of 1889, it was the boundary between the eastern lands open for settlement and the western lands settled by the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes.

The museum is a complex made up of a series of buildings from the old west that have been renovated and are open to visitors. Head to El Reno and explore a barn, the Darlington Indian Jail, church and the Possum Holler School as well as many other historically significant sites.

The old Rock Island Depot has been fully restored and now holds the museum's memorabilia for display. Take a while to browse through artifacts from the town's past before moving on to the next site. Don't miss out on the Red Cross Canteen that was built in 1918 as the first one in the state and still stands today. General Sheridan's Headquarters is a cabin that is now the oldest structure in the county.

The Old El Reno Hotel is a beautiful two story structure that houses exhibits and artifacts from the county's history as well. You can see all of this in one convenient location and even take the Heritage Express Trolley around to the different sites for added convenience and charm. The El Reno Hotel serves as the beginning and ending boarding stop for the trolley, which also runs into downtown El Reno where there are restaurants and shopping.

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  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-81

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Sunday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am

5:00 pm




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/26/15

Joseph, to ensure that the Canadian County Historical Museum receives your request, please contact them directly using the 'Email' button at the top of this page. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Joseph Marshall on 03/25/15

I am interested in finding more information about a late 1800s lawman named John Marshal. Picture appears in TimeLife book of Old West.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/16/15

Constant, to ensure that the Canadian County Historical Museum receives your request, please contact them directly using the 'Email' button at the top of this page. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From constant danielle on 02/16/15

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/19/15

David, you can find the email address, website and phone number for the Canadian County Historical Museum listed at the top of this page, just under the name. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From David Engle on 01/19/15

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