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Overholser Mansion

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Address: 405 Northwest 15th Street, NW 15th & Hudson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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+1 405-525-5325

Palatial turn-of-the-century home.

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One of OKC's best kept secrets

This place is a must see! This beautiful home is a history lesson it itself. I have visited at least three times now bringing friends and family. If you'll be visiting OKC, be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cari C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must see! This beautiful home is a history lesson it itself. I have visited at least three times now bringing friends and family. If you'll be visiting OKC, be sure to include a tour of the Overholser Mansion on your list of things to do. The historic neighborhood surrounding the mansion is beautiful as well. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of place that is completely overlooked when visiting the city. I would have never know about the mansion if it want for trip advisor! We decided to book a tour of this wonderful piece of history.This was our 2nd visit in the same year to the Overholser Mansion and we enjoyed the it both times. On... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We were here for the Christmas Mystery tours. Lovely home and staff. I was disappointed in the mystery part. I had hoped "ghost" stories etc. but instead just a very nice walk through of the mansion. The staff was great. I did enjoy the student choir singing in the carrage house before the tour!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

From the outside this house looks like the spooky house that the Addams family lived in. Memories of my early TV viewing. The house was sold to the Oklahoma historical society in the 1970s by the sole heir of The Olverholser fortune - Olverholser's son in law. Apparently he gave the society the keys and left the house and its... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

A beautiful mansion rich in Oklahoma territory history as well as Oklahoma City developmental history to statehood. Henry Overholser the builder / owner became known as the father of Oklahoma City. Elegant home, furnishings and a carriage house.

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Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

The docent/caretaker said very few people come which is a shame because they're really losing out. I have been to more than 40 houses built between the 1800's and 1940's. And it is the first time I have ever been on the third floor/servants quarters. The house was built in 1903 and is 12,000 ft.² of originality. She gives tours... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The first mansion built in Oklahoma City in 1903. Henry was known as the father of Oklahoma City as he build much in the town. Henry also had much to do in Wisconsin and other states. The interesting thing is that only 4 families lived in the house over the years. The last one son-in-law who sold the mansion to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This was a very comprehensive tour given by a lady who is the "caretaker" of this lovely historic home. She is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions. Unlike many historical homes, this home houses all original furnishings which were donated intact by the last family owner. It is a true picture of how this influential Oklahoma family... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The private tour in the best. It is also important to drive around the neighborhood and see all the other old houses.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

My sister and I were passing through Oklahoma City and we decided to visit the Overholser Mansion. The mansion belonged to a man who is touted to be the "Father of Oklahoma City" and is known to be the first mansion in Oklahoma City. It's located in a beautiful neighborhood with other historic, though privately owned, homes in the area.... More 

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