Gilcrease Museum is one of the finest museums of American, Western and Native American art. But it doesn’t end there. The collections here encompass arts of Meso-America and Pre-Columbian materials and many rare documents including the only known surviving hand-written copy of the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation signed by Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane. Only about six percent of the museum’s collection is on display at any one time. Take time to go downstairs where you can research any of the museum’s items — or just rummage through drawers to see some of what’s not on formal display.
Of the museum’s 460 acres, 23 acres have been made into historic-themed gardens. These include a Victorian Garden, Colonial Garden, Pioneer Garden and more.
The museum offers two admission-free days each month. TU (for Tulsa University) Tuesday is the first Tuesday of each month. The third Sunday of each month is Funday Sunday.
The museum has a fine restaurant open for lunch (except Mondays) with a popular Sunday brunch. Large windows provide a great view of the rolling Osage Hills. For information or reservations, call 918-596-2720.