Marland Mansion & Estate
The Marland Mansion & Estate was built between 1925 and 1928 at a cost of $5.5 million, after E.W. Marland took a trip to Florence, Italy where he was quite taken with the Davanzatti Palace. Master architect John Duncan Forsyth, along with artists, decorators and sculptors of international reputation, combined their talents to create this "Palace on the Prairie."
The Marland Mansion contains 43,561 square feet distributed over four levels. There are 55 rooms, including 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, seven fireplaces and three kitchens. During the guided tour of the palatial home, guests will discover breathtaking details such as Waterford crystal chandeliers, gold leaf-covered ceilings, an elevator lined in buffalo skin, hand carved details in limewood and oak paneled walls, rich tapestry and sheffield plate wall sconces. Guides also help visitors uncover the story of Lydie, Marland's adopted daughter who became his second wife, and learn about the rise and fall of the Marland Oil Company, now Conoco.
Also on the grounds of the mansion are the Bryant Baker Gallery & Artist Studio, an oil museum, Lydie's cottage and Lake White Marsh, named after Mr. Marland's yacht. The Ponca Military Academy Museum is also located in the Oil Building on the Marland Mansion & Estate grounds. During 1940-1974 the Cadets received an accredited education and disciplined training through competitive drills and athletic programs. The current PMA collection depicts the uniformed Cadets in their barracks quarters, medals, scrapbook, photographs and other memorabilia.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter & Independence Day.
Seniors 65+: $8
Students age 6 to 17: $5
Children under 6: Free While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.
If the Marland Mansion’s lavishly decorated walls could talk, they would tell visitors of an unconventional family that stirred up drama in the small town of Ponca City.Learn More