Cherokee National Prison Museum - Tahlequah, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 54.645 W 094° 58.257
15S E 322151 N 3975843
Quick Description: This is a fascinating museum, telling the story of crime and punishment within the Cherokee Nation.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2015 1:51:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMPBTD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 3

Long Description:
Opened on May 1, 2012, the Cherokee National Prison Museum is located in a stone building adjacent to the original stone prison built in 1874.

Interpretative tours give much information about crime and punishment within the Cherokee Nation in the past, and the types of punishment for various crimes. Also, you will relive the lives and careers of the famous outlaws of the past, and have an opportunity to tour the original cells, and the primitive prison kitchen.

On the grounds is a working blacksmith area, and reconstructed gallows where men after being tried and convicted, were often taken to be hanged.

This is a fascinating museum and well done.

Admission: Adults $5.00; Senior/Students $3.00; Under 5 Free
Prison history of the Cherokee Nation

Street Address:
124 E. Choctaw Tahlequah, OK 74464

Food Court: no

Hours of Operation:
Tues-Sat: 10-4

Cost: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Gift Shop: Not Listed

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