Street Address
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK 73533
Mailing Address
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK 73533
Hours
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and in times of inclement weather. Please call ahead.
Admissions

For Families: Family 2 adults 4 children $17.00

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center participates in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) program. Both programs offer free or discounted admission to participating heritage centers, museums, zoos, and aquariums to those who show a valid Chisholm Trail Heritage Center membership card. Reciprocal admission lists are subject to change without notice. For a complete current list of participating museums, visit:

North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM)

Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)

You must have your valid membership card from your participating facility with the permanently affixed gold (NARM) or silver (ROAM) sticker when you visit the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center to take advantage of reciprocal admission benefits.

Adults: $6
Seniors (over 55): $5
Military (Uniformed): Free
Children (5-17): $4
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Stacy Moore, Executive Director
phone: 580-252-6692
Leah Mulkey, Office Manager/Education Coordinator
phone: 580-252-6692
Toni Hopper, Public Relations& Marketing Coordinator
phone: 580-252-6692
Syvonna Davis, Gift Shop Manager
phone: 580-252-6692

Description

Oklahoma's Outstanding Attraction 2017!

Not your Average Rusty-Dusty Museum! See the Old West in a Whole New Way. We like to do things a little differently at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA.

A Top Ten Western Museum - True West Magazine

We want you to love the history of the Chisholm Trail as much as we do, and to get that done, you have to experience the trail. Well, with air conditioning and plumbing, please.

Put on a cowboy hat, swing a rope, lasso a lost steer, feel the rumble of a stampede ...

What's this? A smile, a little giggle, a story remembered from years past?

We want you to touch and talk and laugh and learn while you are on your journey with us.

Please visit our website and Facebook to stay current of upcoming exhibits and events.

Mission

"To celebrate and perpetuate the history, art and culture of the Chisholm Trail, the American Cowboy and the American West."

History

In the early 1990's a group of citizens from Duncan, southwest Oklahoma and northern Texas formed a partnership to increase the quality of life in the region, educate people of all ages on the courage, struggles and successes of settlement in this area and provide an informational stop on the route of modern day explorers of the Chisholm Trail. Please visit our website for more information.

Artifacts Collections

Includes cowboy, Chisholm Trail, Native American artifacts -found along the Chisholm Trail. This collection grows as people donate items they have discovered. Most recent acquisitions include a sandstone dated to the 1880s found on the Chisholm Trail, and some handcrafted saddles dating to the 1940s. Other artifacts include longhorn skulls, a taxidermy exhibit featuring animals who live on the trail (bison, longhorn, wolf, badgers, prairie dogs, turkey, quail and more). About 95 percent of our artifacts are on public display.

Research Collections

Special emphasis is placed on the history of the Chisholm Trail and art associated with the Garis Gallery of the American West. Much of that involves living and deceased artists, associated with Oklahoma and Native American culture. We maintain a growing digital collection of newspaper articles featuring articles on the facility, exhibits, events and other items associated with the history of the Chisholm Trail. Our library consists of art and educational books for Chisholm Trail, Oklahoma and Native American history. We also have an extensive photograph database of all exhibits, artifacts and art.

Educational Programs

Great Expectations Model School Certification

In 2016, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center earned the Great Expectations Model School Certification 10-Year Award. The only non-profit to have this award.

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is the only facility in this region that focuses on academic standards set forth by the Oklahoma and Texas Departments of Education. All of our educators are Great Expectations certified, and also have public school instruction backgrounds. Teachers can sit back and enjoy the experience along with their children, while our educators lead the way 'along the trail.'

  • We offer educational tours and interactive field trips for public, private and home school groups; and for groups such as horse clubs, art groups and business organizations.
  • We have a gift shop, with many items online.
  • Our educational programs meet Oklahoma and Texas standards; fulfill the PASS, Steam and Great Expectations requirements.
  • We offer workshops throughout the year for specialized interest (i.e. Girl Scouts, art, handcrafts, cowboy poetry, to name a few).
  • Please visit our website, look for the Educators section to learn more about the extensive programs we offer for students.
  • More than 7,500 students participated in programs during the 2016-17 academic year.

Facilities

Our facility includes:

The Garis Gallery of the American West,

The T.H. McCasland Jr. Experience Theater that features our exclusive move, "The Chisholm Trail Experience",

The Campfire Theater featuring animatronics Jesse Chisholm and Tex,

The Duncan Store (replica),

Interactive area,

Romancing the Trail,

Folks Along the Trail,

You're The Trail Boss exhibits,

a place to rope "Hollywood" our longhorn steer from an authentic saddle!

Performance Areas

Publications

  • Monthly printed newsletter to paid members
  • digital newsletter to membership and interested subscribers
  • digital announcements as needed
  • exhibit announcements as needed (about four to six times a year)
  • events announcements (three times a year) - both printed and digital.

ADA

We have a parking lot large enough to accommodate multiple RVs and tour buses. Ramps and accessible for wheelchairs. We currently have two wheelchairs for people who may need them while visiting.

Wheelchair Accessible

Restrooms

Services

Tour Information

All guests are greeted and provided tours; we offer specialized tours for groups of 12 or more and ask those be booked at least a week in advance. We offer educational tours and interactive field trips for public, private and homeschool groups; and for groups such as horse clubs, art groups and business organizations.

We have Trail Space for your Events!

Our facility also includes a main lobby, two educational rooms, an exhibit room, a large multipurpose room used for educational groups, workshops, lectures, business conferences and event rentals (family reunions, weddings, birthdays, etc.)

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours