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Fort Washita Historic Site

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Very large total land area with remains of a Civil War era fort.Very well maintained grounds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KEG19
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Actually very little of the Fort remains. The barracks burned a few years ago and only the walls... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2019
E6431WTjamesp
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3348 State Road 199, Star Route 213, Durant, OK 74701-8503
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very large total land area with remains of a Civil War era fort.Very well maintained grounds. Informative staff. Covered picnic tables. Civil War Cemeteries. foundations of original buildings.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019

Actually very little of the Fort remains. The barracks burned a few years ago and only the walls still stand. For history buffs still a great place to go

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank E6431WTjamesp
Reviewed March 21, 2019

We've been to several 1800s forts, and this one is right near the top of the list. The grounds are well maintained, and the woman in the museum was very helpful and friendly. The vines on the main barrack ruins weren't green when we went...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank jbjclass
Reviewed December 9, 2018

A hidden gem in southern Oklahoma. Museum has interesting artifacts and go during the reenactments for a real treat. Blacksmith and even a few ghost stories keeps visitors attention!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AngfromOkla
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The old fort was much larger than expected. A number a restored buildings and many foundations of the old structures on the site. Very well kept grounds and impressive civil war cemetery. Small but informative museam and very friendly staff. Includes a large number of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Charles R
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Most interesting especially for those interested in the "Old West" and Native American History. Ruins of the old Fort (c. 1842).with signs in front so you know what you are looking at. Also home to a section of the old original wagon trail to California...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank kdh78
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Now open Tues-Sat starting at 0900, but printed flyers included Monday, and there was someone there who most graciously provided a good overview of the Fort, The Allotment System, and some Chickasaw history. The grounds were fresh and green after recent rains. We saw the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank TravelFan34602
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We have visited Ft. Washita several times for different occasions. (The last time was not last year but wouldn’t let me pick earlier year) The ghost tours in October are great! The Rendezvous is always fantastic with the BEST homemade Kettle Corn ever!!!!! This historic...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Bethboothe
Reviewed October 12, 2017

I've been visiting Ft Washita since I was a child and still have as much fun when I take my grandchildren today. You can visit the ruins of the barracks, the cemetary, the haunted cabin or search for the ghost of Aunt Jane. There's an...More

Date of experience: September 2017
6  Thank okiloki
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is a beautiful place to walk around and take family pictures. Lots of old buildings and trees for backdrop. You will learn a little when you're there if you talk to Jim or anyone that works there! Friendly folks and good times! Stop by...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank littlewhitechi
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txpackerfan10
April 30, 2019|
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Response from AngfromOkla | Reviewed this property |
Saturday, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Sunday, 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Are the weekend hours. Checkout the list of reenactments!
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Cindy C
August 6, 2018|
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Response from kdh78 | Reviewed this property |
We did not see an ampatheatre so did not attend any films. Sorry I cannot help, but the Fort is still worth a visit.
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klmsmile
March 28, 2018|
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Response from okiloki | Reviewed this property |
No hook ups but there are public restrooms. I have no idea how late they are open though. It's a great place to visit and you might even run into the ghost of Aunt Jane, if you stay all night.
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