Home |   About OHS |   Press Room |  Press Release

Press Release

November 30, 2022

Contact: Jennifer Frazee
Fort Gibson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-478-4088

1800s Era Candlelight Tours Return to Fort Gibson Historic Site

FORT GIBSON, Okla. — Nighttime candlelight tours will return to Fort Gibson Historic Site on Saturday, December 3.

Bundle up to take in the sounds of music, smells of mulled cider and laughter of people readying for the coming winter at the Indian Territory frontier post.

Staff and volunteers will lead visitors through several scenes depicting Christmas on the Frontier. The tour will begin in the rooms of the log palisade before winding through the mess hall and ending at the sutler’s area for cider and ginger snaps. Santa will be at Fort Gibson Historic Site for photos.

The tours will be family-friendly and should take about an hour. Tours will be every 20 minutes from 6–8 p.m. Each tour group is limited to ten people.

Tickets must be purchased in advance in order to reserve a tour time. Tickets for adults cost $10, and tickets for children ages 6–12 cost $5. They can be purchased at the Fort Gibson Historic Site Commissary gift shop which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

For more information please call 918-478-4088 or email fortgibson@history.ok.gov.

The Fort Gibson Historic Site is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit okhistory.org.


⇐ Back to the press room