History & Culture

Chickasaw Country is rich with Native American culture and Western history. You can spend days going through all of the spectacular, unique locations and museums.

The Chickasaw Cultural Center deserves a day to explore the rich history and culture of the Chickasaw Nation.  Tishomingo also houses several locations special to the history of the Chickasaw people, including the Chickasaw Capitol Building.

For western history, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center will take you back in time, and the Gene Autry Museum will remind you of simpler days and beloved movies.

There is no shortage of fine art, either. Exhibit C, located in Bricktown, Oklahoma City, is a beautiful gallery of contemporary Native American art, and you can take your favorite pieces home with you. The Goddard Center houses many beautiful art pieces, as well as educational classes.

Learn and grow during your time in Chickasaw Country with our many opportunities to enjoy history and culture.



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  1. Chickasaw Cultural Center

    Sulphur, OK

    Come Discover & Explore the Culture of the Chickasaw People! Bringing the vision of the Chickasaw people to life, the Chickasaw Cultural Center is dedicated to sharing and celebrating Chickasaw history and culture through demonstrations and...
  2. Chickasaw Bank Museum

    Tishomingo, OK

    Plan a Historical Visit to the Chickasaw Bank Museum! The Chickasaw Bank Museum originally served as the Chickasaw Tribe bank in the early 1900s. Thanks to the Johnston County Historical Society, the old bank has been restored into a museum...
  3. Chickasaw Council House Museum

    Tishomingo, OK

    Explore Chickasaw history and culture at the Council House Museum in Tishomingo! Dating back to the Trail of Tears removal to the Oklahoma settlement and statehood, the Chickasaw Council House Museum showcases why the Chickasaw Nation is known as...
  4. Chickasaw Nation Information Center

    Tishomingo, OK

    The Chickasaw Nation Information Center provides a unique selection of Native American artwork, books and publications, jewelry, Chickasaw Country souvenirs and novelty items such as Tishomingo or Made in Oklahoma products. Guests are encouraged...
  5. Chickasaw National Capitol Building

    Tishomingo, OK

    The Chickasaw National Capitol Building in Tishomingo, built in 1898 out of red granite from the Pennington Creek quarry of Governor R.M. Harris, served as the Chickasaw Nation's Capitol until Oklahoma statehood in 1907. The Victorian,...
  6. Chickasaw Press

    Ada, OK

    Read about Chickasaw Nation history in Ada, Oklahoma! In 2006, the Chickasaw Press was established as an entity of the Chickasaw Nation in response to the basic need of the Chickasaws to own their history. Conveniently located in Ada, the...
  7. Chickasaw White House

    Milburn, OK

    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 1898 to 1971. Johnston was an important political figure during Oklahoma’s...
  8. Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

    Duncan, OK

    The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is completing its 20th year anniversary as it ends 2018 and several great exhibits and events are planned for the holiday season and looking forward to 2019.  Coming in mid-October are two major exhibits:...
  9. Greater Southwest Historical Museum

    Ardmore, OK

    Explore Historical Treasures at the Greater Southwest Historical Museum Located inside the old Ardmore National Guard Armory built in 1936 by the WPA, the Greater Southwest Historical Museum tells the captivating history and culture of...
  10. Boggy Depot Park

    Atoka, OK

    Bask in the beauty of Oklahoma's outdoors at Boggy Depot! A restful place for both recreation and campers, Boggy Depot Park is open year-round and located in Atoka County, OK. Boggy Depot Park received its name from Clear Boggy Creek and was...
  11. Caveman Museum

    Davis, OK

    If you have a love of motorcycles, then the Caveman Museum is a must-stop visit for you! See classic motorcycles and other memorabilia, and pick up souvenirs such as t-shirts, gifts, and postcards. Free admission!
  12. First State Bank Museum

    Elmore City, OK

    Over 110 Years of Banking History! First State Bank Museum is a historical banking building dating back to the early 1900s. The building is constructed of hand-molded sand blocks from a nearby creek. J.P. Gibson, a local businessman, and local...
  13. Foreman Prairie House Historic Site

    Duncan, OK

    Built by W.T. Foreman, this architecturally and historically significant 1918 brick home offers a look into the early Oklahoma lifestyle. Its grounds, gardens and collections provide tourism, artistic, educational and entertaining programs for...
  14. Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum

    Durant, OK

    Originally built in 1842 to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Tribes from the plains Indians, Fort Washita operated through 1865 and still stands today as a historic site and museum where visitors can learn what life was like before and during...
  15. Gene Autry Museum

    Gene Autry, OK

    Explore an old B-Western gem! Do you ever wish they still made classics like the old B-Westerns movies with their singing cowboys, lovely ladies and striking horses? Although those films are now only a part of history, there's a very special...
  16. Healdton Oil Museum

    Healdton, OK

    Venture Back in Time at the Healdton Oil Museum! Located in Healdton, OK, the Healdton Oil Museum offers a glimpse into the early days of the oil boom in Carter County. The museum pays tribute to one of the greatest oil booms in Oklahoma, which...
  17. Love County Military Museum

    Marietta, OK

    Honor Our Fallen Troops At The Love County Military Museum! The Love County Military Museum, located in Marietta, OK, is dedicated to honoring the military men and women from Love County who lost their lives fighting for our country. The museum...
  18. Love County Pioneer Museum

    Marietta, OK

    Come Explore Pioneer Life At The Love County Pioneer Museum! The Love County Pioneer Museum, located in Marietta, OK, stands as a tribute to the first pioneers who settled the Love County area. The Pioneer Museum features a large collection of...
  19. Minco History Museum

    Minco, OK

    Come Explore the Rich History of Minco, OK! Founded and operated by the Minco Historical Society, the Minco History Museum stands as a tribute to the early settlers of Minco. The museum features a large collection of historical exhibits,...
  20. Santa Fe Depot Museum

    Pauls Valley, OK

    A Caboose Full of Ancient Fun! Trek over to Pauls Valley with family and friends for a visit to the historic Santa Fe Depot Museum, located next to the Amtrak Station. The depot is a beautiful museum and meeting area for programs and parties, but...
  21. Sante Fe Depot

    Ardmore, OK

    Accommodates 120, round/rectangle tables with chairs, beverage bar, dance floor, restrooms, wifi, pa system, projector/screen, commercial refrigerator, ice machine, small server, gazebo and free parking.
  22. Stephens County Genealogical Library

    Duncan, OK

    The Stephens County Genealogical Library is the place to go for those in search of ancestral records or seeking more information about the county. Browse through the Genealogy Library's collection of books, microfilm, CDs, death and marriage...