American Banjo Museum

American Banjo Museum 9 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Phone: 405-604-2793
Fax: 405-601-1821
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Located in the Bricktown Entertainment District in downtown Oklahoma City, the American Banjo Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the preservation and promotion of America's only native musical instrument - the banjo.  During your visit, through an array of sights and sounds, you will experience the evolution of the banjo from primitive folk instruments to the opulent Jazz Age creations of the 1920s. You will marvel at the museum's collection of over 300 of the most beautiful and ornately decorated banjos on public display anywhere, each one a work of art.

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Located in the Bricktown Entertainment District in downtown Oklahoma City, the American Banjo Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the preservation and promotion of America's only native musical instrument - the banjo.  During your visit, through an array of sights and sounds, you will experience the evolution of the banjo from primitive folk instruments to the opulent Jazz Age creations of the 1920s. You will marvel at the museum's collection of over 300 of the most beautiful and ornately decorated banjos on public display anywhere, each one a work of art.

The Hall of Fame honors the historically significant pioneers of four-string banjo performance, manufacturing and education as well as contemporary artists who carry on the music traditions of their predecessors.  Throughout the year, the museum offers an active schedule of guided tours, educational programs and entertaining events, culminating with the Bricktown Banjo Bash held each year throughout the Bricktown Entertainment District.

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  • Discounts: Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Meeting Space Available

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Complimentary Attraction Passes for Guide/Driver, Group Rates Available, Meal Functions, Seating Capacity: 60

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-35, I-40

  • Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)

  • Tour Information: Group Tours, Self-guided tours

Day

Open

Close

Sunday

12:00 pm

5:00 pm

Tuesday

11:00 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday

11:00 am

6:00 pm

Thursday

11:00 am

6:00 pm

Friday

11:00 am

6:00 pm

Saturday

11:00 am

6:00 pm

Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Adults: $6

Seniors (55+), Military & Students: $5

Children 5-17: $5

Children under 5: Free

Family: $15

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

From 1-35 N, merge onto I-235 N. Continue .3 miles to westbound Sheridan Ave exit (Exit 1C). Ramp becomes Sheridan Ave. Continue .6 miles to museum on right. From 1-35 S, continue on I-35 S/I-40 W until it merges to the right with I-235 N via Exit 126. Continue .3 miles to the westbound Sheridan Ave exit (Exit 1C). Ramp becomes Sheridan Ave. Continue .6 miles to museum on right.

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Johnny Baier

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From Travel Masters - Marsha & Frank Scherer on 09/07/11

It's a hit! Our group simply loved their time at the Banjo Museum. Walking through the historical displays plus seeing the many old, new and wonderfully-crafted banjos made us all remember how much banjo music played a part in our musical history. The pizza lunch and sing-a-long capped off a very fun-filled visit. We'll be back!


From Joe Ledgerwood/Crossings Community Church on 09/06/11

It was one of the most interesting and entertaining afternoon's our group has spent anywhere. There is much more to the history of banjo's than you can imagine. The sing-a-long in the Shakey's Pizza replicia took me back to my high school days. The museum was much more entertaining & interesting than I could have ever imagined.


From debb johnson on 08/16/11

We visited the museum when it was in Guthrie and again on the weekend of the Grand Opening in Bricktown! What a great place for banjo lovers! We highly recommend a visit when in the Oklahoma City area. The Shakey's Pizza replica took us back in time!


From Steve Caddick on 08/16/11

I have been wanting to visit the museum since it opened. Finally at the FIGA Convention I got to visit and just loved it! The banjos are just fantastic! The Hall of Fame induction was wonderful. I really enjoyed jamming there too. Can't wait to visit again. You guys did a great job putting all this together!


From Paul Poirier on 08/16/11

I just loved the opportunity to visit the American Banjo Museum. It truly is a very special display of American History and Music. It was a great honor to attend the Hall of Fame inductions and to jam in the museum. Great fun! OKC should be proud and thankful to have such a great museum. And did I mention a fantastic staff managing the museum?


From Luke Reese on 08/16/11

awesome joint with great staff that are passionate about what they do! What did I do after I saw it? Bought a banjo


From The Victor Mourning on 08/16/11

We're a band, one of whom is a museum professional, and we were impressed with the Banjo Museum! Both as musicians and museum people. This is a world class museum that OKC should be proud of!


From TJ on 09/20/10

You don't have to be a banjo nut to fall in love with the American Banjo Museum, but it helps! This cozy little museum is a gem in the heart of Bricktown... The displays are beautiful, fun, and interesting. We headed upstairs to bask in the glorious assembly of the ABM's vast banjo collection. As we were exploring the rare and beautiful banjos, we stumbled into a Bluegrass band playing a free set in the historically accurate-minus the pizza- Shakey's Pizza performance space! Incredible. It's a fantastic afternoon stop for your OKC visit. Highly reccommend!


From Ann Hight on 07/09/10

My travel club really enjoyed the Banjo Museum. They were so surprised that Bricktown had this type of a museum. The displays are so well done and the history of the banjos is very interesting. They also loved the banjo entertainment in the Shakey's Pizza Room. It brought back a lot of memories.


From Judith Hilbun on 07/08/10

We had such a great time at the American Banjo Museum. It is absolutely a great asset to OKC. Not only did we view the beautiful banjos, we learned a little of the history of some of the various instruments. We were a group of 30 people and everyone said they want to come back again. Super! Also loooooved the banjo program upstairs in the Shaky's Pizza Enertainment Room.


 
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