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In response to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, all Oklahoma Historical Society museums, historic sites, and affiliates will be closed to the public until April 16.

Fort Towson Historic Site

HC 63 Box 1580
Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site

HC 63 Box 1580
Fort Towson, OK 74735
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Fort Towson was established to protect the Choctaw Indians in 1824. The fort gave the US government a military presence on the frontier and protected the southern border of the United States. The post was the ending point for the Choctaws removal in 1832-1834. The post served as a way station for troops going to the Mexican war in the mid to late 1840's. Officially closed as a United States military fort in 1854. The fort served as the headquarters of General Sam Bell Maxey during the time he commanded confederate troops in Indian Territory. Today Fort Towson is a State Historic Site placed on the National Register of Historical places in July 1970. The site is administrated by the Oklahoma Historical Society.



Adults: $7
Seniors (age 62+): $5
Students (6–18): $4
Children (5 and under): Free
Family (up to 6 people): $18
Veterans and Active Military (with ID): Free
Group Rate (10+): $5/person
OHS Members: Free

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



Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed state holidays.
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