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“Very nice tour guide”
Review of Overholser Mansion

Overholser Mansion
Ranked #16 of 127 things to do in Oklahoma City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Palatial turn-of-the-century home.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very nice tour guide”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

My mom and I had a splendid time and my one year old son loved the third floor, which is the children's playing area and nanny's quarters

Visited July 2012
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McLoud, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very interesting and amazing place.”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Very interesting and amazing place, well worth the time and money to take the tour is you like decoration ideas.

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Washington, MO
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Unique Home Tour”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Our 15 year old daughter is a fan of architecture and design, so we stopped here on our trip from St. Louis to the Grand Canyon. Did not know that Overholser was essentially the father of Oklahoma, but was really impressed with the tour. The carriage house is amazing and our tour operator was quite knowledgeable. The neat thing about this house is that the owners knew they wanted it to be a museum so all of the furniture, etc. are original. It's like they just walked out and you come right in to see it. Quite the impressive house for being built in 1903.

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Lori M
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Norman, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Piece of history”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

This is a slice of old Oklahoma City back when living was gracious, little slower in pace. Love the fact they have retained the original tiles, woodwork and atmosphere of the house.

Visited September 2011
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2 Thank Brenda R
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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Elegant Diamond in a once-rough setting”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Intriguing walk through history. early Oklahoma History, when this luxury mansion was perched on a slight rise looking upon the growing Oklahoma City downtown area. Modern conveniences were scant then, so seeing how the home was heated and the new "electric phenomenon" was employed makes this enriching. The matching wallpaper and table setting touches, the scenic bell tower-styled writing studio, the upstairs playroom, heavy kitchen gas-fired range and the pocket doors are details not to be missed, as is the detached car "stable" that could have also accommodated horses. The mansion is sort of off the beaten track, that is, away from museums and things, but makes for a nice neighborhood walk after visiting the nearby Oklahoma City museum, botanical gardens or Bricktown ballpark. Being an old period home, access is limited, so call ahead. The guide was a superb and patient lady, both knowledgeable and approachable.

Visited July 2011
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