McCarter Museum of Tonkawa History

Address:
220 E. Grand
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Phone:
5806282895

Displays relating to Tonkawa and surrounding areas - Tonkawa tribe, early Tonkawa, schools, Three Sands, oil field, military, chapels, farm, railroad, Tonkawa Fire Dept.  There is also a collection of early family stories - help with genealogy searches.

Located directly across the street is Centennial Park.  It was created in 1993-94 to commemorate the centennials of opening the Cherokee Outlet in 1893 and the founding of Tonkawa in 1894.  The park boasts a beautiful gazebo and 1200 granite pavers inscribed with the names of residents from the past and present, and a granite marker honoring early settlers.