Chisholm Trail Museum

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Chisholm Trail Museum
Chisholm Trail Museum
605 Zellers Avenue
Kingfisher, OK 73750-4228
405-375-5176
Director: Renee Mitchell
chisholmtrail@okhistory.org

Once the greatest cow trail in the world, the Chisholm Trail served to get Texas cattle north to the Kansas railheads from which they were shipped to the other parts of the country. The main stem of the Chisholm Trail ran along what is now US 81. Cattle were first moved over the trail in 1867. In the ten years from 1867 to 1877, more than three million head of cattle passed through Oklahoma to Kansas.

The trail blazed was named after Jesse Chisholm, a mixed-blood Cherokee guide and trader. Chisholm had moved trade goods over a part of the route and travelers began referring to it as Chisholm's Trail.

In Kingfisher County all three parts of the trail can be seen.

The Chisholm Trail Museum is located directly on this famous trail.

Hours of Operations

Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday / Closed

Admission

Free

Communities and Related Links
Chisholm Trail Museum Web Site (Oklahoma Historical Society)



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