Bartlesville Area History Museum

Bartlesville Area History Museum
401 S Johnstone
5th Floor
Phone: 918-338-4290
Phone: 918-338-4294
Fax: 918-338-4264

The Bartlesville Area History Museum, a 10,000 sq ft facility, is located on the top floor of Bartlesville City Hall, a historic building once home to the Hotel Maire during the Bartlesville oil boom. The hotel featured a barbershop, a poolroom, a coffee shop, a pharmacy and an extravagant lobby used for wedding receptions and other special occasions.

The Bartlesville community has a rich and colorful heritage with roots tracing back to the Delaware, Cherokee and Osage peoples, who lived in the region before the arrival of white settlers.

Through photographs, artifacts, and video, Bartlesville’s heritage unfolds with stories of oilmen, Indian chiefs, ranchers, bankers, outlaws, schoolteachers, smelter workers, shop clerks and many others who helped to shape a tiny frontier settlement into a modern city.

Visitors are offered interactive displays, exceptional photography and intriguing artifacts, for a glimpse of the early years of the small settlement, where the Nellie Johnstone No. 1, was the first commercially productive oil well in Oklahoma.

One of the museum’s most popular attractions is a talking animated likeness of Frank N. Griggs, the legendary photographer, who spent over seven decades documenting Bartlesville life.

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Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Meeting Space Available
Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Group Rates Available, Seating Capacity: 50
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-75
Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)
Tour Information: Group Tours, Self-guided tours
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed holidays.
Suggested donation: $3 for adults and $1 for children While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.
From Hwy 75 South to Bartlesville, take US-60 exit toward Pawhuska/Ponca City. Take the right loop around onto Adams Blvd. Drive straight on Adams until you come to Johnstone Ave. Turn right and follow Johnstone (go through 2 intersections) until you come to 401 S. Johnstone on the left side of the block accross the street for the Washington County Courthouse.
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