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Harn Homestead

1721 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-235-4058
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Ranked #26 of 62 attractions in Oklahoma City
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Owner description: Historic home of William Fremont Harn who came to Oklahoma Territory as a Federal Agent to settle Land Run disputes in 1891. The Harn House was built... more » Owner description: Historic home of William Fremont Harn who came to Oklahoma Territory as a Federal Agent to settle Land Run disputes in 1891. The Harn House was built in 1904 when he and Mrs. Alice Moores Harn decided to make Oklahoma Territory their permanent home. Since that time, other historic buildings from other locations have been added to the property. The mission of the Harn Homestead Museum is to preserve the historic homestead and educate the public about the territorial years of Oklahoma. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

There are only a few buildings on the property but we had a wonderful tour guide at the main house. He knew all about the Harn family and early Oklahoma history and really made this attraction worthwhile. I must say, if it wasn't for him, I would say don't waste your time.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you like history, and learning how our ancestors lived, Harn Homestead is a great place to visit. They have so much there to see and experience. It is great for the whole family. Especially the kids. I was a parent sponsor for a school group that attended. The kids loved it. Especially the old school. The kids keep talking... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Beautiful grounds surprisingly close to the capital building. The home seemed a bit dusty. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I have volunteered at Harn Homestead a few times over the last three years during their annual Land Run Reenactment and have enjoyed the experience every time. Everyone on staff is passionate about what they do- and it shows! It is a special, hands on way for children (and adults!) to gain a deeper knowledge of our past.

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Melessa G, Executive Director at Harn Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you Ashley! We have very much appreciated your help and enjoyed having you at Land Run! More

Mission Viejo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The homestead is only open on weekends. I don't know how I missed that on the website, I guess I am used to a tourist sight being open on weekends or at least a Saturday. We saw the barn and house from the outside. It does look well tended, however it does back up to a housing track on the... More

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Melessa G, Executive Director at Harn Homestead, responded to this review

I think what our visitor here meant is that we are only open as a museum on weekdays as opposed to weekends, as it says in the title, and that is true. During the weekends, we are used as a private rental venue. Most of these rentals are weddings and because they are primarily outdoor ceremonies, it is virtually impossible... More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

One of the founders of OKC who gave land for the State Capitol. See how early OKC settlers lived and made OKC what it is today.

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Seiling
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I officiated a wedding at Harn Homestead for my niece in October. The grounds were beautiful. There were plenty of walking paths for guests. The ceremony took place at the gazebo that worked great for us. There was power for the sound system we brought and plenty of room to set up as many chairs as you'd like. The bride... More

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Gainesville, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

stoped in between calls and thought it was a nice place to soak up history, my family was in this land rush and most were Union soldiers , the1889er gives you a bit of the feeling that those who walked across America after a terrible fight between the North and the South.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I love to come here. It is nicely landscaped and has several houses from 19th century Oklahoma. I love history and it is fun to explore our past on our own backyard! The Harn is also opened on Halloween and throughout December for some old fashion Christmas fun.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

really pretty interesting but not very complex, just a house and a barn

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