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Fort Gibson Historic Site Education Day

April 19 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

It is once again time for Fort Gibson Historic Site’s annual Education Day! This year is a bit special as it is also the 200th anniversary of the Fort’s establishment. Keep reading for details and how your class can join in.
On 19 April 2024 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Fort Gibson Historic Site will host our annual Education Day. The site will be closed to the general public/non school groups. Living Historians will set up a variety of stations across the grounds depicting various aspects of life in the 1800s.
  • Registration times are 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and classes must register to attend.
  • Thanks to a Heritage Preservation Grant, this event will be free to schools though registration is required.
  • Registration will remain open as long as there are spots available. Registration closes Friday 12 April 2024.
  • To register, send an email to [email protected]. For faster service please include ‘Ed Day Registration’ in the subject line.
The stations one can expect to see are listed below with updates as we confirm new groups.
  • 1830s soldiers- Soldiers depicting drill, training, weaponry, and activities during the 1830s.
  • mid 19th century soldiers- Soldiers depict drill, training, weaponry, and activities from the mid 1800s.
  • Laundress quarters- Get a look at what went in to the work of the first women employed by the United States military and why laundresses were in such high demand!
  • Mess Hall- Cooking demonstrations as living historians prepare food for the folks serving on post.
  • Sutler Store- How did soldiers and others on post purchase goods not provided by the U.S. Army? Check out our sutler store to find out!
  • Fort Gibson Historic Site Commissary- Learn about the history of the Fort with a 14-minute orientation video, browse the gift shop full of 19th century toys, candy, and replicas, and learn more about the timeline of the Fort with our new exhibits!
  • Bake House- 19th century bakehouse to learn about how the military provided bread for soldiers.
More to be added as we get closer to the event!


April 19
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT


Fort Gibson Historic Site


First Day Open/Close Times:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Years Portrayed at Event
1840 - 1870s


Fort Gibson Historic Site
907 N. Garrison Ave.
Fort Gibson, OK 74434 United States
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