Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum

Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum3348 State Rd 199
Durant, OK 74701

Phone: 580-924-6502
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Built in 1842 and operated through 1865, the fort's purpose was to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Tribes from marauding plains tribes. Log structures were built at first (an officer's quarters is open for viewing today), then permanent native sandstone and refined wooden structures were built. Federal forces abandoned the fort at the beginning of the Civil War in 1862. Confederate forces then occupied it and it became a major supply depot for Confederate troops in Indian Territory. In 1962, the fort was acquired by the Oklahoma Historical Society, who restored some of the fort's original ...

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

Day

Open

Close

Sunday

9:00 am

4:30 pm

Monday

9:00 am

4:30 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am

4:30 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am

4:30 pm

Thursday

9:00 am

4:30 pm

Friday

9:00 am

4:30 pm

Saturday

9:00 am

4:30 pm

Located 15 miles N of Durant and 15 miles E of Madill on St Hwy 199.

Primary Contact:

Ron Petty




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/27/2012

Kim - For specific information about Fort Washita, please contact the property directly at 580-924-6502. Thank you for visiting TravelOK.com!


From Kim Jaynes on 08/26/2012

I am researching the Virginia Point Cemetery in Fannin County, Texas. In 1844 we burned our Church building because some soldiers stayed the night and at least one died of small pox. Do you have any record of any soldiers dying about that time in Texas of small pox? Maybe of anything? Sometimes people tell tales to make their fellow soldiers seem to have died brave in battle. Thanks Kim Jaynes


 
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