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Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
9501 East 380 Road
Oologah, OK 74053
Executive Director: Tad Jones

Seasonal Hours
November 15 through February 28

Wednesday through Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The ranch is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Regular Hours
March 1 through November 14
Sunday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free admission, donations accepted

Use of drones over Oklahoma Historical Society property is not permitted without written approval of the facility director.

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

The Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will be closed on Thursday, March 30. We apologize for any inconvenience.

This 400-acre living ranch is the birthplace of celebrated cowboy humorist Will Rogers. Construction of the Greek revival–style ranch house, which became known as “the White House on the Verdigris,” began in 1873 and ended by 1875. By the time Will Rogers was born in 1879, the thriving cattle ranch included more than 60,000 acres. The property was reduced to just 140 acres by the federal government’s allotment process. Later, Rogers would name the ranch the Dog Iron Ranch, after his cattle brand.

Today, the ranch has longhorn cattle, goats, donkeys, horses, and a peacock. Ranch visitors can stroll the grounds, view the room where Will Rogers was born, have a picnic lunch, and enjoy the view of Oologah Lake.

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Explore More

Learn about Will Rogers in The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture.

Find out about the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Visit The Gateway to Oklahoma History to search photographs, articles, and other materials relating to Will Rogers.

Read Will Rogers: A Centennial Tribute, edited by Arrell Morgan Gibson: read online or download the epub file.