Cherokee National Prison Museum

124 E. Choctaw St.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
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Tuesday- Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Adults: $3
Seniors: $2
Students: $2      
Under 5: Free

Explore the history of Cherokee crime and punishment at the Cherokee National Prison Museum. Built in 1875, the Cherokee National Prison was the first penitentiary in Indian Territory until 1901. Adjacent to the prison is an interpretive center which highlights the history of the Cherokee justice and law system along with the famous outlaw and patriot stories from the days of Indian Territory. The prison also includes replicated gallows, prison cells, as well as a living history blacksmith station.