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Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

The town of Fort Gibson sits like a jewel in the crown of blue lakes, sparkling rivers and green hillsides. The oldest community in the state, Fort Gibson offers the quality of small town life with a solid pioneer spirit.

Surrounded by rivers and lakes, Fort Gibson offers limitless opportunities for fun and recreation. Visitors to Fort Gibson will enjoy the picturesque hillsides, wintering bald eagles, and nature in its purest state. Located in the Cherokee Nation of historical sites and cultural attractions. Home to 26 churches, 14 civic clubs and organizations and top rated schools, our spirit speaks to the quality of life in our community.Fort Gibson Historical Site

The annual schedule of events in Fort Gibson is full and exciting. A cooperative spirit makes possible the many programs and projects that bring our community together. The Fort Gibson Historic Site, operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society, features historical exhibits and living history programs. Museum docents and staff bring history to life in period costume. Local shopkeepers and proprietors exemplify the Fort Gibson pioneer spirit as front-line ambassadors to the town. Each visit to Fort Gibson's boutiques, which include shops specializing in candles, antiques, and gifts puts you close to reliving history. Our merchants have committed themselves to providing a hospitable, yet educational shopping experience, and no visitor is a stranger. For those traveling by motorcoach, you groups will be met by a costumed step on guide,

Your visit to Fort Gibson will give you a reflection of the past, and a vision for the future.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Chouteau National Hiking Trail

The Jean Pierre Chouteau National Hiking Trail stretches from River Park to the Port of Catoosa along the Grand, Arkansas and Verdigris Rivers. It is located alongside the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation Channel. The trail is approximately 60

Fort Gibson, OK Trails

Fort Gibson Dam

Surrounded by high bluffs, with the expansive lake on one side and rushing river on the other, the massive structure of Fort Gibson Dam is impressive. Observation areas provide excellent views. The dam is located on the Grand (or Neosho)

Fort Gibson, OK Landmarks

Historic Garrett House Museum

This historic home was built in 1867 as the commanding officers residence, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The three story home was part of the Fort Gibson Fort established in Indian Territory in 1824

Fort Gibson, OK Museums

First Presbyterian Church and Fort Gibson Bell

The bell located adjacent to the First Presbyterian Church was orginally used in the church at Fort Gibson when it was acquired in 1832.

Fort Gibson, OK Historic Churches

Fort Gibson Historic Site

Beginning in the early 1920s, local residents sought to preserve Fort Gibson's History. In 1936, the stockade area was reconstructed by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Works Progress Administration, and the Fort Gibson Stockade Commission. Today, the Site is a

Fort Gibson, OK Forts

Things to do near Fort Gibson, OK

The Castle of Muskogee

The Castle is the home of the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, The Halloween Festival, The Christmas Kingdom, The Boare\'s Head...