Washington Irving Trail Museum

Washington Irving Trail Museum 3918 S Mehan Rd
Ripley, OK 74062

Phone: 405-624-9130
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Located in a scenic rural setting, this award-winning museum celebrates the heritage of the Payne County. Famed American writer Washington Irving camped nearby in 1832. In 1861 the first battle of the Civil War in Indian Territory took place northeast of the museum, near Yale, and in 1893 the Doolin-Dalton gang battles U.S. Marshals at nearby Ingalls. In 1925 the Billy McGinty/Otto Gray Cowboy Band, of Ripley, became the first cowboy band in the nation to play over the radio. The museum also features Boomer leader David L. Payne and much more, including Native American artifacts and History's ...

Located in a scenic rural setting, this award-winning museum celebrates the heritage of the Payne County. Famed American writer Washington Irving camped nearby in 1832. In 1861 the first battle of the Civil War in Indian Territory took place northeast of the museum, near Yale, and in 1893 the Doolin-Dalton gang battles U.S. Marshals at nearby Ingalls. In 1925 the Billy McGinty/Otto Gray Cowboy Band, of Ripley, became the first cowboy band in the nation to play over the radio. The museum also features Boomer leader David L. Payne and much more, including Native American artifacts and History's Forgotten Treasures, a room full of rare and unusual items. A gift shop has antiques and Western memorabilia for sale.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours

Day

Open

Close

Sunday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Wednesday

11:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

11:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

11:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

11:00 am

5:00 pm

Also open by appointment. Closed during inclement weather, on major holidays and during the month of January.

6 miles E of Stillwater on Hwy 51, then 3 miles S on Mehan Rd.

Primary Contacts:

Dale Chlouber




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/12/16

Candie, yes it's open! We just called and the hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. It is always a good idea to call before heading out just to double check. Their phone number is 405-624-9130. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Candie on 05/11/16

Is the Washington Irving Trail Museum still open? We came by today, May 11 after 10 a.m. and the gate was closed.


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