The Verden Separate School

The Verden Separate School
315 E Ada Sipuel Ave
Phone: 405-224-5297
Phone: 405-224-1953
Fax: 405-224-1935

Take a journey back in time to a rural, early 1900s African American one-room schoolhouse. The Verden Separate School, located in Chickasha, is a rare, 100-year-old historic school that still retains its original floors and walls. Known as "a room with a vision," this schoolhouse was constructed by Allen Toles, a black farmer that built it on his farm for his children and other African American youth to attend. 

The Verden Separate School was constructed in 1910 near Verden before being re-located to nearby Chickasha in 2004. In 2005, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since then, the school has been preserved and restored as an important part of early Grady County and Oklahoma African American history. The stories passed down by ancestors of students of this schoolhouse include tales of agricultural work and education during that time period. Admission is free; however, donations are appreciated.

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Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant
General Information: Free admission
Group Amenities: Advance Group Reservations Required, Bus/Motorcoach Parking
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-44, US-81
Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)
Tour Information: Customized tours, Group Tours, Guided Tours
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed daily 11:30am-12:30pm. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment or tour.
From I-44W, take Exit 83 (Hwy 62) to Chickasha. Turn right on W Ada Sipuel. From I-44E, merge onto Hwy 81N (Exit 80) to Chickasha. Turn right on Ada Sipuel.