Wheelock Academy

Wheelock Academy N4525 Rd
Rt 2 Box 257-A8
Garvin, OK 74736

Phone: 580-746-2139
Fax: 580-746-2199
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Located in McCurtain County, Wheelock Academy is a testament to the Choctaw Nation's commitment to education. Built in 1832, Wheelock Academy was created as a missionary school. Ten years later, Wheelock Academy was chosen to become the first Choctaw Nation Academy and was converted into an all-girls school. Students there were exposed to both traditional studies of English, history, geography and science, as well as home economics and Bible studies. When the Civil War began in 1861, the academy was closed. A fire destroyed every building on the original campus in 1869, and Wheelock Academy ...

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

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception

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

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours

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Open

Close

Monday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Thursday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Tour is free, but donations are appreciated.

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

Located just east of Millerton off Hwy 70. Turn north on N4525 and drive for 1.5 miles to Wheelock Academy.

Primary Contact:

Stoney Trusty




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From Leisa on 11/14/13

the property is wonderful. the history of it is HORRIBLE. the sites speak of it as if they were doin the Choctaws a favor. the girls there were VERY abused!!!!!!! i thank God that the women i know survived that place! i am thankful that they do not hate or blame the Lord for the mistreatment they recieved from the Missionaries who ran the place.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 11/04/13

Lynn, we hope you were able to visit the Wheelock Academy! If you have any questions, please call 580-746-2139. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


 
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