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“Traveling by Keelboat” living history program

April 22, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m.

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On Saturday, April 22, staff and volunteers at the Fort Gibson Historic Site will demonstrate the operations of a working  keelboat during the special riverside program “Traveling by Keelboat.”

This is a good opportunity to learn about the history of water travel and transport in the 19th century. Historians at the riverside will ensure the safety of guests while teaching about the skills needed to operate a keelboat, and how these vessels were depended on to deliver goods and supplies to Fort Gibson.

Tours start at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tour leaders will meet participants at the palisade office at 110 E. Ash Ave. at Fort Gibson, leading the groups on the short hike to the boat’s location. The demonstrations will take about an hour and participants must remain with the group at all times.

Due to limited capacity, “Traveling by Keelboat” tickets must be purchased in advance to reserve tour times. Program tickets are nonrefundable. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased over the phone by calling 918-478-4088 or at the commissary gift shop from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Fort Gibson Historic Site is located at 907 N. Garrison Ave. in Fort Gibson.


April 22
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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Fort Gibson Historic Site
907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434