Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum

Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum 3348 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 NW 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 12/05/14

Steve, thanks for your comment! The map should be up-to-date now. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From steve black on 12/04/14

great article, but pinpointed wrong on the map. It's not east of Calera, but north of Durant.


 
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