Cherokee Strip Museum

901 14th Street
Alva, OK 73717

The Cherokee Strip Museum   

Housed in a vintage 1932 hospital building, museum boasts one of the best collections of pioneer exhibits and Indian art & artifacts in the state. Features 40 rooms displaying history of Alva & the Cherokee Strip.

The Main Building

The Museum was primary built as the Alva General Hospital in 1932 and used until 1972. In 1976, with the help of the Charles Morton Share Trust, it became the new home of the Cherokee Strip Museum.

The surgery room is still their like it was back in the days and so is the nursery room. There are a lot of Community Members they were born in the building and are now called the "Museum Baby's". But there is many more to discover like the Military Wing with the P.O.W. Camp rooms, Dolls, a Drug Store, Saloon, Sewing room and more. 

Annex Building

In and around the Annex Building the Cherokee Strip Museum displays machinery used back in the early days of Alva. Currently the Annex Building is closed for repairs to the floor and we are add-on a new exhibit building.

The One-Room School House

The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is helping to preserve some of the legacies of these one room school houses and the teachers who took the responsibility to educate the children. The Union Center school District 67 sits just south of the main museum building and was moved from Dacoma 1983. It stands as a representative of the many rural schools that once dotted the prairie.

Museum Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday; 2 to 5 p.m. 

Closed on major legal holidays.

Group tours are available in addition to normal hours by contacting the museum business office.


Members of the Museum: Free

Children 5 and under     : Free

Age 6 to 15                  : $3.00

16 and up                     :$5.00

Children must be Accompanied by an Adult.

Parking: Free


All Museum areas are wheelchair and handicap accessible. Wheelchairs are available at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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