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Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

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Address: 2445 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114-1326
Phone Number:
+1 918-712-9484
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Tulsa Historical Society & Museum has eight rotating exhibit...

The Tulsa Historical Society & Museum has eight rotating exhibit galleries featuring stories from Tulsa's past. The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits artifacts and archives from YOUR Tulsa history. Visit often as all exhibits are temporary and change regularly.

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Once "Home Alone"

A beautiful, private home years ago. So long ago that, when young marrieds, our friends babysat their children and we spent time there even helping prepare for a large party... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful, private home years ago. So long ago that, when young marrieds, our friends babysat their children and we spent time there even helping prepare for a large party! That's NOT a part of the Historical Museum's legend; however, I always feel a sweet connection to the building and am proud our city knows just what to do with... More 

Thank Juls1943
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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396 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I enjoy history so this place is special because it is about Tulsa. The collection is a nice representation of what Tulsa has to offer. The garden's are beautiful as well.

Thank Hans P
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Junior League has partnered with the Historical Society for several functions including a monthly meeting and most recently our annual GEM Gala. It's beautiful, historical and delightful every single time.

Thank honolulusurf
Tyler, Texas
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The museum is nicely done, but could use better interpretive material for the visitor that doesn't know anything about Tulsa. There is no overview history of the city, the film wasn't working and the staff were not particularly helpful.

Thank RandyGilbert
Britni P, Manager at Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that! Since you visited we have actually added a permanent "Timeline" exhibit that includes artifacts as an overview of Tulsa history, because of feedback like yours. If you will e-mail us at ths@tulsahistory.org, I would love to give you a free admission pass to come back and see "Boomtown" More 

Baskerville, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Walk around and enjoy the grounds. Be sure to take in the nearby greenhouse as well as Woodward Park. A relaxing afternoon.

Thank ClemC1234
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Tulsa Historical Society is worth the visit! The very nice museum is located next to beautiful Woodward Park in Mid-Town Tulsa. The museum staff was very friendly, welcoming, and archetypically nerdy. The attendant made sure to personally point out many items of interest and gave me some very good anecdotes and stories about artifacts in the museum. I greatly enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Cookie W
Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

It is worth a trip just to take photos with the ballerina statues(located on the yard outside the Tulsa historical society). These nice sculptures of true ballet stars make for a fun 3/4 hour or so . My friend and I struck poses similar to the dancers and had a great time.

Thank RobertBabb
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

After living here for many years I finally got to visit and was not disappointed. We had company from out of town and this visit game them a good taste of the history of Tulsa. The history of the building that houses the Tulsa Historical Society was pretty interesting on it's own. We were pleased with the choice to visit.

Thank JandRDuncan
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A must for long time Tulsans or newcomers alike..great collection. Lots of Skelly oil company and Hillcrest items.

Thank R1410GClynn
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

More of a "local" museum since so much of the history is Tulsa's; so you would want to have lived in Tulsa to enjoy the exhibits. They do offer "party / wedding" venue

1 Thank Trula M

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