The Outsiders House Museum
Dedicated to the preservation of Tulsa's iconic Curtis brothers' house, the Outsiders House Museum offers fans the chance to see exclusive memorabilia from "The Outsiders," like Dallas Winston’s leather jacket. Step inside the living room where Ponyboy and Darry quarreled, visit the kitchen and recall their chats about chocolate cake for breakfast, see rare and never-before-seen movie artifacts and more.
In the early ‘80s, Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola came to Tulsa to catapult S. E. Hinton’s memorable characters from her best-selling novel, "The Outsiders," onto the big screen. The filmmaker and crew transformed an ordinary Tulsa neighborhood into a fully-functioning movie set. A cast of young, talented actors including Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio and Patrick Swayze arrived in town and in 1983, "The Outsiders" was released, quickly becoming an iconic movie of the decade.
Standing on a quiet Tulsa street corner in Crutchfield, the modest bungalow where the scrappy, close-knit Greasers lived, loved, fought and reconciled, sat as a tangible testament to the cinematic legend. The house has been painstakingly restored to reflect its appearance in the movie and contains one-of-a-kind exhibits, collections and memorabilia associated with the movie.
Walk on the ground where many great actors got their start, beginning with the pinnacle of these sites - The Outsiders House Museum and visit with the museum director, a longtime fan of the novel and movie, Danny Boy O’Connor. In addition to this piece of cinematic history, a tour of other film sites including The Admiral Twin, Circle Cinema, the railroad bridge, Crutchfield Park (where the rumble was filmed) and Johnny Cade’s House, are available. While at the Outsiders House Museum, be sure to get a photo by the bent fence railing out front; Rumor has it that Swayze bent it trying to do the flip over it on the way to the rumble. Enjoy this amazing piece of iconic American film history and "stay gold."