Oklahoma History Center

Oklahoma History Center 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-522-0765
Fax: 405-522-5402
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The past comes alive at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma’s state museum of history.  At the Oklahoma History Center, discover the people and stories that make Oklahoma truly unique.  From oil and gas to aviation, from the Dust Bowl to space exploration, from tornadoes to the Land Run, from Native American Indians to Route 66, there’s a story of triumph and tragedy, hope and heartache, famous and infamous around every corner.

The 215,000 sq ft Oklahoma History Center is a testament to the indomitable spirit that built Oklahoma.  With four permanent galleries and a special exhibits hall, guests will explore the more than 200 hands-on interactives and 50 subjects that tell the stories of Oklahoma and its people.  The history center truly has something for everyone, with special events that appeal to all ages.  From Civil War Day to Rockabilly concerts, there is always something going on at the Oklahoma History Center.

The past comes alive at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma’s state museum of history.  At the Oklahoma History Center, discover the people and stories that make Oklahoma truly unique.  From oil and gas to aviation, from the Dust Bowl to space exploration, from tornadoes to the Land Run, from Native American Indians to Route 66, there’s a story of triumph and tragedy, hope and heartache, famous and infamous around every corner.

The 215,000 sq ft Oklahoma History Center is a testament to the indomitable spirit that built Oklahoma.  With four permanent galleries and a special exhibits hall, guests will explore the more than 200 hands-on interactives and 50 subjects that tell the stories of Oklahoma and its people.  The history center truly has something for everyone, with special events that appeal to all ages.  From Civil War Day to Rockabilly concerts, there is always something going on at the Oklahoma History Center.

The permanent galleries at the Oklahoma History Center offer a multi-faceted look into Oklahoma history and culture.  The OneOk gallery presents a broad representation of past and present American Indian experience, exhibiting artifacts, tribal music, photographs, Indian art and oral histories from the indigenous people of Oklahoma. The Sam Noble gallery showcases Oklahoma’s early history as a settlement to its development as a state.  The Kerr-McGee gallery highlights the unique African-American experience in Oklahoma.  With frequently updated exhibits, this gallery features information, artifacts and recreated locations related to important figures in the community and civil rights history.  The E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Special Exhibits Gallery hosts revolving exhibits focusing on important Oklahoma citizens and their rich history.

After visiting the center's galleries, enjoy lunch at the Winnie Mae Café located on the third floor.  Be sure to visit the gift shop, stocked with items from local artists, educational games, souvenirs and much more.  And those working on family genealogy will also want to stop by the extensive research library and archives which are on site at the Oklahoma History Center.

Conveniently located in the Capital Complex, the Oklahoma History Center is adjacent to the State Capitol and the Governor’s residence, both within easy driving or walking distance.  The History Center is conveniently located off of I-35 and I-40, with easy passenger pick, drop-off and free motorcoach parking.

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  • Discounts: Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Handicapped Parking, Meeting Space Available, Restaurant on site

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Complimentary Attraction Passes for Guide/Driver, Group Rates Available, Tour Group Welcome Reception

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-35, I-40, I-44, Route 66

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

Day

Open

Close

Monday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Take NE 23 to N Laird Ave and turn N. The entrance to the museum is on the W side of the street.

Primary Contact:

Steve Hawkins

Events

From Jun 3, 2015
to Jul 29, 2015

Okietales

Jun 18, 2015

Juneteenth Panel Discussion

From Jul 6, 2015
to Jul 10, 2015

History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp

Jul 18, 2015

Southeastern Fingerweaving I

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/21/13

Charles, please give the Oklahoma History Center a call at 405-522-0765 or email okhc@okhistory.org, and they will be able to assist you. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Charles Hepler on 10/20/13

In the 1940's I went to a county school grades 1 thru 8 in oklahoma county called Millwood elementary. Can anyone tell me about the county school system then and now ? CH


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From jik on 06/20/13

does anyone remember a motel in the 1950's /60's on or near the turner turnpike in Oklahoma city called indian village? it had a landing strip for airplanes as well as a restaurant with a very fancy silver decorated saddle on display. I was wondering where exactly it was located as well as if its still there.


From skeeter on 03/14/10

My comment is brief, but firm. It is one of the best museums of Oklahoma history you'll find. Would you like to see a wagon that was used in two of the five Oklahoma land runs? And did the territorial hopeful actually acquire some land? This is only one of thousands of artifacts you will be privileged to see. If you make this museum a part of your Oklahoma visits, you will NOT go wrong.


From Barb on 03/10/10

I am a volunteer at the Oklahoma History Center and I am always gratified by our guests' compliments on the museum. Most are local residents who are bringing out of town family or friends in to visit for the first time. We hear statements like...Wow, I didn't even know this was here! and This makes me so proud of my state! all the time. Don't wait for a special occasion... come in today and enjoy the center NOW!


From Nicole on 03/08/10

I have been to the Oklahoma History Center and I have to say that it was a wonderful experience. There is so much to see that my only complaint is that I didn't have enough time! As a native Oklahoman, I enjoyed learning about my state's history and I would certainly take friends or family who were visiting the area - as it is not only educational but a fun day out.


 
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