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Chickasaw National Capitol


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Physical Address

411 W. 9th
Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460

Phone Numbers

Main Line: (580) 371-9835

Additional Info

Construction began April 1898 on the Chickasaw National Capitol. A stately structure overlooking the town of Tishomingo, it was built of red granite from the Pennington Creek quarry of Gov. R. M. Harris. Granite blocks weighing 175 lbs. per cubic foot were pulled to the Capitol grounds by horses and mules.

Completed in seven months for a total cost of $15,000, the Victorian, gothic-style building is over 8,000 square feet. It was dedicated Nov. 17, 1898, and served as the Chickasaw National Capitol until 1906.

The Chickasaw National Capitol was sold to Johnston County in 1910 for $7,500. Negotiations for repurchasing the building were first started by Governor Overton James in the 1960s. Tribal ownership was reclaimed by Governor Bill Anoatubby in 1992 for the sum of $575,000.

Today, the Chickasaw National Capitol serves as a museum and a reminder that the Chickasaw people fought for their tribal identity and independence. Admission is free, and large groups are required to make reservations in advance. Guided tours are available.

Museum Hours:

Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(except during federal holidays)

Other Information

To make reservations or for general information, contact the Chickasaw National Capitol.

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