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Frank Phillips Home
1107 SE Cherokee
Bartlesville, OK 74006
918.336.2491
fphillipshome@okhistory.org
Curator: Jim Goss

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Museum Hours
Wed - Sat  10am to 5pm

Tour Groups

Tour groups over 15 persons are welcome with advance reservations.

Regular Tours
Adults  $5.00
Children
(5-11)
  $2.00
Children
(under 5)
  Free

Regular tours are held
Wednesday - Friday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm; Saturdays at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Director's Tour
Adults  $10.00
Children
(5-11)
  $7.00
Children
(under 5)
  Free

Director's tours are held
Wednesday - Friday at 9am (limit of 10 persons)

National Register of Historic Places




Frank Phillips Home

Exterior of the Frank Phillips Home

About the Home

Frank Phillips, an ambitious barber-turned-bond salesman from Iowa, visited Bartlesville in 1903 to assess business possibilities in the surrounding oil fields. He returned permanently two years later with his wife, Jane, and young son, John. After a series of failures that nearly caused him to abandon the business, a string of eighty-one straight successful oil wells insured success. By 1909 he had completed construction of the Frank Phillips Home. From then until Frank's death in 1950, the home was the setting from which he, his family and friends, and the community that grew up around them, played a key role in the development of the oil industry in America.

The 26 room Neo-Classical mansion was remodeled twice. The last time in 1930. Thereafter, neither the Phillips nor their granddaughter who donated the home to the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1973, made significant changes to the interior. Thus, with few exceptions, the furniture, decorations and even personal effects are original. As a consequence, the Home depicts the lives, tastes, fashions, and values of the Phillips and their world. As an example of the personal home of an Oklahoma oil millionaire, it is a window through which you can step back to those times, and experience the home life of one of America's most fascinating oil men.

For more information visit the Frank Phillips Home website at www.frankphillipshome.org.