Katy Depot Museum

100 Paul Carr Dr.
Checotah, OK 74426
918-473-6377
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The community of Checotah was established in large part due to the creation of a south line of the M-K-T Railroad through Indian Territory in 1872. This first Depot was built in 1890 and housed the telegraph store. It would later become the Post Office, and as Checotah grew, the Katy Depot became a major shipping hub for cattle and agricultural produce. June of 1965 saw the last train passengers move through the Depot. The Katy Depot was eventually places on the Oklahoma landmark inventory in 1980.
The original wooden Depot has been restored into the Katy Depot Museum. Visitors of all ages can experience the early life of the area through exhibits at the museum such as Native American Indians, Cowboys, Pioneers, the M-K-T Railroad, and Paul Henry Carr Monument. The Katy Depot museum is a fun place for families and is kid friendly. Include seeing the nearby 1863 Civil War Honey Springs Battlefield on your trip.

Please call ahead to check hours of operation and to accommodate large groups.

Katy Depot Hours of Operation
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM  
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM  Sunday
The Depot is open from mid April through mid December