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Fort Washita Historic Site

3348 Highway 199, Durant, OK 74701, USA

Fort Washita was established in 1842, in the Choctaw Nation of Indian Territory and was used as a staging ground for the Mexican War. In the 1850s it was a United States Army Artillery School. Famous Civil War leaders who served earlier at Fort Washita included: Randolph B. Marcy, George McClellan, William G. Belknap, Theophylus H. Holmes, and numerous others. Federal troops abandoned Fort Washita in 1861, and it was occupied by Confederate troops during the Civil War as the headquarters of Brig. Gen. Douglas Cooper. Fort Washita National Historic Landmark today includes ruins, restored barracks, and the parade ground.

 

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Directions

From I-35, exit 15, travel east on U.S. 70 to Madill; continue 11 miles east on Oklahoma 199 to Fort Washita Historic Site. From I-40, exit 264A, travel south on U.S. 69 to Caddo, take Oklahoma 22 west to Oklahoma 78 at Nida, then take Oklahoma 78 south 3 miles to Oklahoma 199. Then go west on Oklahoma 199, 3 miles to site.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, visitor center.

Regular Events

Candlelight tours

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Admission Fee

Free

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Sunday: 1:00 P.M.-4:30 P.M.

Phone

580-924-6502

Website

http://www.okhistory.org/outreach/military/fortwashita.html »

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