History & Historic Sites
Green Country has a rich history of frontier forts, cowboys, Native peoples and oil barons. Walk in the footsteps of days gone by at our historic sites, museums of history and historic homes. Explore the Fort Gibson Historic Site where soldiers once lived side by side with members of the Five Civilized Tribes who were establishing new settlements in Indian Territory. Learn more about the Cherokee and Muscogee nations at a variety of museums covering their history and culture or tour the tribal museums covering the history of many other peoples including the Osage, Shawnee and Delaware nations.
Discover how oil built the wealth and importance of northeast Oklahoma at the Frank Phillips Home, the Phillips Petroleum Company Museum, the Conoco Museum, Woolaroc Museum and the Marland Mansion. Check out the Pawnee Bill Ranch & Museum, attend the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show and the visit the former grounds of the 101 Ranch Wild West Show. Discover the sites of Civil War battles and monuments to important Native Americans. Pay your respects at a national cemetery for our fallen soldiers. Visit the Greenwood Rising museum, Black Wall Street area and John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park to learn more about the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. You'll find reminders of our rich and varied history, from tragedy to triumph, scattered in every corner of Green Country.