A 90-minute drive northeast of Tulsa brings you to Grand Lake of the Cherokees, on the southern banks of which sits this ... More
Har-Ber Village Museum
A 90-minute drive northeast of Tulsa brings you to Grand Lake of the Cherokees, on the southern banks of which sits this incredible outdoor museum. Built by Harvey and Bernice Jones in 1968, this walk-through village contains thousands of artifacts dating back to the turn of the century, housed in over 100 buildings from the same time period. Everything from antique furniture to clothing, tools and glassware are on display, all serving as reminders of yesteryear. The walk is steep at times, so the physically challenged might need help, but this is definitely worth the trip.
Bernice Jones and Harvey Jones have given us a wonderful gift.I am grateful my family and I had the opportunity to experience this wonderful look back. If you are in the area, make it a point to spend at least a couple of hours to witness the history that was our forefathers. The detail is exquisite and all encompassing. From the earliest days of our nation's founding, through the wild west, to the beginning of the industrial age, through the Korean War. I could have spent an entire afternoon here but my younger children grew weery. There is a lot of walking over the beautiful grounds and the 100 or so buildings! It was very cheap. $14.00 TOTAL for two adults and four kids! Plus a heck of a homemade meal at the cafe that was great and reasonable. (take cash, no cards accepted at either place) DO THIS. You will be amazed. Don't forget your camera.
Me and my son went here and its a great place if you love history they have all kids of stuff thought out the years.A lot of walking.if you get the chance eat at the resturant/dinner at the front gate. great food great service.