45th Infantry Division Museum
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
A spectacular collection of military artifacts is housed at the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City. Exhibits in the museum present these fascinating objects to narrate the military history of Oklahoma's own 45th Infantry Division of the National Guard, also known as the Thunderbirds. The museum highlights other aspects of American military history as well.
The museum showcases intriguing exhibits such as the Reaves Firearm Collection, in which basic infantry and cavalry weapons from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War are displayed. One of the most important items in the collection is the Mosby Cannon, a Confederate cannon that was captured by the Union army in 1863 during the Civil War. Over 200 World War II cartoons by 45th Infantry Division soldier Bill Mauldin, most produced from 1944 to 1945, reside in the museum. His illustrations provided a much-needed sense of humor to the horrors of wartime. The Hall of Flags features exhibits that narrate Oklahoma's early military history, beginning with the history of its forts. These exhibits, including photographs, documents and artifacts, also detail Civil War battles that took place in Oklahoma, the Spanish-American War and World War I.
Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Meeting Space Available
General Information: Free admission
Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-35, I-40, I-44
Gates locked at 5pm.
From I-35, take Exit 131 (NE 36th St) and go west 3/4 mile.
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