Fort Gibson Historic Site & Interpretative Center

Fort Gibson Historic Site & Interpretative Center 907 N Garrison Ave
Fort Gibson, OK 74434

Phone: 918-478-4088
Fax: 918-478-4089
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Fort Gibson, in operation from 1824 to 1890, was the first army post in Indian Territory.  The historic site encompasses 80 acres of grounds with 29 historic buildings and numerous archeological ruins. Exhibits and living history programs relate to the settlement of Indian Territory and the development of the fort through its 70 years of occupation. Considered a National Historic Landmark, official National Trail of Tears Site and a designated "American Treasure," the site features a museum, visitors center, book shop and numerous period rooms. 

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Fort Gibson, in operation from 1824 to 1890, was the first army post in Indian Territory.  The historic site encompasses 80 acres of grounds with 29 historic buildings and numerous archeological ruins. Exhibits and living history programs relate to the settlement of Indian Territory and the development of the fort through its 70 years of occupation. Considered a National Historic Landmark, official National Trail of Tears Site and a designated "American Treasure," the site features a museum, visitors center, book shop and numerous period rooms. 

While having a distinct relationship with Native American history, Fort Gibson also has a unique place in African-American history.  From 1867 to 1873, buffalo soldiers served intermittently at Fort Gibson.  Eventually, the outpost became the headquarters for the all-black Tenth Calvary.  This fascinating and diverse history makes the Fort Gibson Historical Site an illuminating look into Oklahoma's past.

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  • Discounts: Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Group Rates Available

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours

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Close

Sunday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am

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

Oct 15-Apr 14: Closed Tue-Wed.

From Hwy 62, turn onto Hwy 80 at traffic light. Proceed about 1.5 miles to log fort. Or, turn right at next light, then left on 80A to visitors center. Located on Hwy 80 in Fort Gibson, 7 miles east of Muskogee on Hwy 62.

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/21/13

Jeanna, we do not have any information on guided tours, but if you'll contact the Fort Gibson Historic Site directly at 918-478-4088 or fortgibson@okhistory.org, they will be able to give you more information. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Jeanna Kramer on 10/20/13

Are there guided tours for Fort Gibson. If so what are the times. Thank you.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/07/13

Binnie, admission to the Fort Gibson Interpretive Center is $2.50 for seniors over the age of 65. Adult admission is $3. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Binnie on 02/07/13

What is the cost for seniors and adults? What is the age for seniors?


 
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