Built in 1845, this historic mansion stands as the only remaining antebellum mansion in Oklahoma. Hunter's Home is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society and has been designated a National Historic Landmark and certified Trail of Tears site. Plan a trip to this fascinating destination for tours, living history events and more.
This mansion was originally built for Minerva Ross Murrell, wife of wealthy merchant, George M. Murrell, and niece of Cherokee Chief John Ross. When the home became a museum in the 1950s, Jennie Ross Cobb, a cousin of the Murrell sisters, was hired as curator to preserve its 19th century legacy. Cobb contacted family members who inherited the Murrell furniture and other artifacts belonging to the family and many original Ross and Murrell furnishings were returned to the home.
Explore the home's beautiful grounds, which include an original springhouse, an 1896 smokehouse, cabin and corncrib. The site is now operating as a 19th century living history farm where visitors may interact with period dressed interpreters as they care for the animals, gardens, crops and mansion as well as demonstrate many 19th century crafts and trades. The living history season runs from Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend.
Be sure to attend a variety of historically-themed events throughout the year at Hunter's Home, including everything from a mid-nineteenth-century-style May Day Celebration to the annual Antique Agriculture Festival in October. Hunter's Home is also rumored to be haunted. Don't miss the home's annual Ghost Stories event and learn about the mysterious apparitions tied to the home's history.
Each December, the mansion is decorated for the holidays during the annual Open House. Staff utilize the historic smokehouse on site to smoke meats and cheeses while volunteers prepare delicacies from 19th century recipes. It is a wonderful and festive event for all ages.
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.