Explore a Chickasaw historic site! The Chickasaw White House once served as the pre-statehood home of Chickasaw Governor Douglas Hancock Johnston and his family from 1889 to 1971. Johnston was an important political figure during Oklahoma’s transition from Indian Territory to statehood in 1907.
The mansion was built in 1855 and was host to political gatherings, tea parties, dances, receptions and weddings.
The Chickasaw Nation restored the building to its full grandeur with 14-foot ceilings, cherry mahogany fireplace mantels, and crystal chandeliers. When you go through the mansion, you will get a glimpse of life in the Victorian period dating from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. It is listed as 'The White House of the Chickasaws' on the National Register of Historic Sites. Admission to the museum is free and open to the public on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the exception of federal holidays. Large groups are required to make reservations in advance and all tours are guided. Plan a visit to the beautiful Chickasaw White House for an enriching cultural and historical voyage back in time!