Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum

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 the Civil War. 

3348 State Rd 199
Durant, OK 74701
580-924-6502
  • Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.
  •  Sunday 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

After being abandoned in 1862 by Federal forces and then being occupied by Confederate troops during the Civil War, the Oklahoma Historical Society acquired Fort Washita in 1962 and restored it to the historic site and museum that stands today.

Opened Sunday-Saturday from 9am-4pm, Fort Washita gives visitors the opportunity to explore the restored structures, see Civil War reenactments and a yearly Fur Trade Era rendezvous, which takes visitors on a journey of the past through educational stations, storytellers and more.

  • Free Admission
  • ADA Compliant
  • Gift Shop

Group Amenities
  • Bus/Motorcoach Parking

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