Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion
405 NW 15th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Tuesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m., last about 30–45 minutes, and reservations are required.
On Saturday, the mansion is open for drop-in tours and no reservations are needed.
|Group Rate (25+)||$5/person|
Use of drones over Oklahoma Historical Society property is not permitted without written approval of the facility director.
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Tuesday through Friday, tours are held at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. only, and reservations are required. On Saturday, the mansion is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for drop-in tours, and no reservation is needed. Handrails, doorknobs, doorbells will be cleaned after each tour. Please contact 405-525-5325 or Lisa@PreservationOK.org to make a reservation for Tuesday–Friday tours. All staff and visitors must wear a mask or other face covering, and groups are limited to nine people. Hand sanitizer is available for visitor use.
We ask that visitors not touch anything inside the museum, as artifacts and components of the historic building cannot be safely sanitized without harm to the objects. No events will be held at the museum, including museum-sponsored events as well as building rentals and birthday parties. The gift shop is open, and is accepting payment via credit or debit cards only.
About the Mansion
Completed in 1903 for one of Oklahoma City’s truly remarkable figures, the Overholser Mansion is a glimpse back in time to the life one of the men responsible for the thriving city we know today. The home showcases original furnishings, stained glass, and ornate canvas painted walls. Preserved to honor the “spirit of the 1889ers,” the Overholser Mansion is an opportunity to discover this remarkable family at an extraordinary time in Oklahoma City’s history.
In 1901 Henry Overholser purchased land north of Oklahoma City for the purpose of building a home. W. S. Matthews, an architect trained at London’s Kensington Academy, supervised the construction and furnishing of the three-story, French chateau-style house. Decorative arts included Brussels lace curtains, English carpets, and French stained-glass windows. The furniture reflected the high style of the period. The mansion has been a focal point of Oklahoma City society since it was opened with a gala reception in 1904. It was often used to entertain prominent cultural figures such as opera singers Ernestine Schumann-Heink and Amelita Gala-Curci.
Later, the mansion served as the official residence of US Senator Mike Monroney from 1956 to 1968. The mansion was acquired by the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1972 through funds raised primarily by the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Restoration and operation of the mansion has been aided through the efforts of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America; Historical Preservation, Inc.; the Women’s Architectural League; and Friends of the Overholser.
The mansion is located on the northwest corner of North Hudson Avenue and Northwest 15th Street. It is operated by Preservation Oklahoma, a private non-profit dedicated to preserving Oklahoma’s historic places. For more information, visit www.preservationok.org or www.overholsermansion.org.