Fort Towson Historic Site

Fort Towson Historic SiteHC 63 Box 1580
Fort Towson, OK 74735

Phone: 580-873-2634
Fax: 580-873-9385
Description

Fort Towson was established to protect the Choctaw Indians in 1824. The fort gave the US government a military presence on the frontier and protected the southern border of the United States. The post was the ending point for the Choctaws removal in 1832-1834. The post served as a way station for troops going to the Mexican war in the mid to late 1840's. Officially closed as a United States military fort in 1854. The fort served as the headquarters of General Sam Bell Maxey during the time he commanded confederate troops in Indian Territory. Today Fort Towson is a State Historic Site placed ...

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Suitable for Ages: Children (up to 12)

  • Tour Information: Group Tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided tours

Day

Open

Close

Sunday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Monday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Closed state holidays.

Located 1 mile E of Fort Towson and 3/4 mile N of Hwy 70 E.

Primary Contact:

John Davis




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From Genna Gaskey on 07/12/2011

It is a wounderful place to take your kids. I hope to take mine someday. I grew up there is how i know and enjoyed it yr after yr


 
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