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Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library,

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Address: 406 E Oklahoma Ave, Guthrie, OK 73044-3317
Phone Number: 405-282-1889
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great for Oklahoma history buffs and their kids

This museum provides a great overview of the history of the Oklahoma territory and early statehood. It has points of interest for small kids and adults. Don't miss stepping into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This museum provides a great overview of the history of the Oklahoma territory and early statehood. It has points of interest for small kids and adults. Don't miss stepping into the Carnegie Library. It's a beautiful space. It's fun to imagine having that building as your public library.

Thank DukeOKC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I cannot believe I had never noticed this little museum before! Although it is not large, you could easily spend hours looking at all the vintage labels, medications, and products. I went with children both times, and they were allowed to touch and interact with so much I the Pharmacy. My kids loved it the first time. The second time,... More 

Thank Jen D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is a small but well done museum of the history of Oklahoma. It is housed in the lower part of a Carnegie Library. Carnegie was a 19th century industrialist who donated his fortune to help improve American society, including the construction of a large number of free libraries across the country. This building is the first I have come... More 

Thank mrmadison1903
Lawton, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

It takes about an hour or ninety minutes to read all the exhibits. They give discounts to seniors. Gift shop was really high. Guthrie had some neat Victorian homes to gaze at while driving downtown and in the residential areas.

Thank Arlene C
Kirkland, Wa/Roskilde, Dk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This was a great little museum - easy to follow along, great word ratio (I get overwhelmed with big long pieces of text and tend to skip over stuff if there is too much crammed together). Staff was very friendly. It's cheap $4 for adults and the gift shop area was lacking (I love museums almost as much as I... More 

Thank soundergal
Mansfield, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

If you are into OK history, you will love this museum. We are not natives and while we could have done without some of the history there was still a lot for non-Okies to appreciate. There are a couple of hands on things but not a ton for little ones. Staff was welcoming. Very cheap -- I think they should... More 

Thank Nebby3
Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This two story museum which is ADA accessible is full of interesting exhibits on the history of Oklahoma from 1889-1913 and also has a small gift shop. It is connected to the Carnegie Library, built in 1902-1903 which is also worth a visit while you are at the museum. There is detailed info on the 26 different tribes moved from... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is a place that should be honored and used a lot by people of all ages. It is filled with historical facts and pictures and items. We seem to have forgotten how rough the preceeding centuries were.

Thank Rick B
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I always wanted to go see this museum as we traveled by Guthrie and never took the time until this trip. Glad we did. Our family history includes the homestead we still own part of acquired by my great grandfather after the land run. The museum curator was very helpful in printing off some documents for me relative to our... More 

Thank Dennis H
Plano, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

An excellent museum. Could use some interactive displays for adults and children. Some video and audio presentations would go a long way in making this an even better place. Low lighting is a problem however. Hard to see some of the exhibits.

Thank Berretta

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