Har-Ber Village

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Har-Ber Village
4.5
History Museums
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9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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HAR-BER VILLAGE MUSEUM is a seasonal (third Saturday in March thru first Saturday in November) pioneer-era village and history museum located on the shores of Grand Lake o' the Cherokees in Oklahoma. Visitors experience the area's history and ecology through self-guided tours. Antiques, collectibles and reproductions are displayed in exhibitions representing the mid-1800s to the early 1900s in the local four-state region (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas). Several of the Village's HISTORIC BUILDINGS were relocated to the grounds, including a schoolhouse, jail and 16 log cabins. Other log structures were built to house collections and are typical for the mid-to-late 1800s-a courthouse, a bank, a stagecoach inn and a church built with bricks hand-made before the Civil War. Other replicated buildings include a mercantile, jail and hanging gallows, a doctor's and a dentist's office, print shop, post office, drug store and more. We also have Nature Trails!
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HopesfromMO
Saint Louis, MO22 contributions
Couples
Only $10 to see over 100 authentic displays in over 100 buildings (mostly authentic log cabins) to share American history with future generations. Stumbled on this gem by accident. Would recommend to all ages. The founders were very forward thinkers to preserve all of this history in such a beautiful rustic atmosphere (and its on the lake). What an incredible surprise for a wonderful afternoon!
Written October 8, 2020
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Thank you for coming!
Written October 23, 2020
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FLogston
Oklahoma City, OK76 contributions
We went here two days, one day to take a Stained Glass Window class, it was very fun, the instructor was amazing and we learned allot...and we have allot to learn!
We came back the second day to do the museum, it was amazing, very well done, easy to navigate through and see everything in a few hours. It is mainly outside and the view of the lake is amazing. A broom maker and blacksmith was there the day we were there, we bought a couple cast iron scrubbers from the broom maker, they were very interesting and informative. The gift shop was great! Found a few items for the grandkids and a cookbook for myself, there were having an amazing sale. We also ate at the cafe that is onsite, the food was delicious, I had the pecan crusted chicken salad that was very good. Was a great stop about half way through the museum to grab a bite to eat. We got there when they opened at 9AM and left about 2PM (that is including time for lunch). The view of the lake is amazing and the displays are very well done, I think you could keep children engaged as well since it is outside and they can go from display to display while being outside. The displays were behind glass, so no worries on littles grabbing or touching things. There were a few hands on things, we played a game in the saloon, there were several games provided. And there was an outdoor chess game that would have been fun. There were displays of just about anything you could think of, kept all of us interested!
Written June 28, 2020
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Thank you! It was a joy to have you!
Written October 23, 2020
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Rock Professor
Memphis, TN69 contributions
Very well put-together outdoor museum with 100+ cabins. Each has a display from some aspect of life 1840-1950ish, with good interpretive guides.

Be prepared to walk outdoors (heat, etc.) and take water with you. There's a significant downhill-uphill walk.

While the exhibits are fascinating for adults/youth interested in history, don't assume that your young children will enjoy this.
Written August 11, 2021
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Thank you for this! We are making efforts to try to add things for all ages!
Written February 22, 2022
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Apryl Poirier
Seagoville, TX43 contributions
My husband and I stopped by on August 2, 2020. We did enjoy the exhibits. There is lots to see. However, the guest admissions woman was very rude. On their website, it states, "Har-Ber Village is a Blue Star member and offers free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Now upon arrival, she attempted to charge us full price. I mentioned what it said on the website. Her replied "ugh, let me call my manager" and she stepped out. After a minute or two, she returned and then told me the price was $7.50 a piece. Again, I reminded her that their website said the military was free between memorial day and labor day. With a major attitude, she rolled her eyes and said, "ok...let me call..again". She stepped out of the shop again. When she returned she threw the phone on the desk, grabbed the wristbands, and said "Here" and walked off. Very rude!
Written September 2, 2020
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We are very sorry that you had this experience and we aim to never let this happen again. We appreciate our Troops. We hold them, and their families in the highest esteem. We try to thank them for their service to our great Nation and it seems we have lacked on this day. We have rectified this situation and if you are ever in the area again please come in and see us.
Written October 23, 2020
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Jeannie C
Springfield, MO70 contributions
Beautiful setting for this picturesque Village. Visit the past at your own leisurely pace. Authentic log cabins with each being filled completely with original fixtures/furniture. Many interesting collections of barbed wire, dolls, Girls/Boy Scout and Armed Forces. Immaculate grounds and stately trees to shade your visit. Stretch your legs and your mind.

We enjoyed talking and learning about weaving and looms. Thank you for a treasured handmade rug. We hope to return to see different and additional demonstrations.

Everyone was welcoming and gracious.

Enjoy a fresh burger or Rueben at the Cafe!
Written May 7, 2021
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Thank you for the visit!
Written July 30, 2021
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George S
Oklahoma City, OK12 contributions
My wife and I had visited Har-Ber Village about 40 years ago. Wow! what an improvement. It's a great piece of History in a picturesque location on Grand Lake. I won't wait 40 years to go back
Written July 28, 2020
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Thank you for visiting!
Written October 23, 2020
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Joy W
Oostburg, WI133 contributions
Friends
We were in Grand Lakes for a family vacation. This was one location we wanted to visit. We had lunch and then walked the nature trails. We enjoyed the walk, it was informative and had lots of beautiful things to look at. The nature trail took us to the start of the village. There is a lot to look at. There are about 100 different buildings with different things to look at from the past. We enjoyed looking at the variety of historic artifacts.
Written October 16, 2020
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Thank you for coming and visiting! We hope to see you back one day!
Written October 23, 2020
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Jeanne O
24 contributions
Couples
We needed a nice break from the lake so decided to go to this village. There were 101 buildings which had an assortment of vintage items to look through. A good way to pass two hours along with a beautiful lake view.
Written June 10, 2020
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Thank you for visiting!
Written October 23, 2020
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Cody S
Grove, OK1 contribution
Family
They close at 6. I walked in at 4:15 and they told me they stop admissions at 5 and it takes 2 hours to see it all. When I said I'm sure I could shave 10 minutes off the receptionist said " well we're closing "... 45 minutes early. Awesome. Won't be back.
Written August 3, 2015
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JArnold1976
Wyandotte, OK2 contributions
Family
We went to Harbor village for Pioneer days on October 13th 2018, it was rainy day but nice. We paid $30 to go in and see people do the demonstrations the said they had for Pioneer days..well no one was demonstrating anything we paid to see! We walked around and looked at half of what they had, and they turned the lights out on us. We couldn't see inside some of the buildings because it was rainy and overcast! I think we were treated badly.
Written October 14, 2018
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  • Thu - Mon 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM