Mansions and Marvels
Are you heading to Oklahoma City. Take atour and check out some beautiful old mansions. You will get to go in and around three special houses while on your visit.
Meet up with your guide at the 'Scissortail' gift shop. Your first visit will be to the Henry Overholser home or as locals call him, 'The Father of Oklahoma City'. It is a huge and beautiful Victorian mansion which was built in 1903. It is three stories high and designed in the French Chateau style. Mr. Overholser was responsible for the growth of Oklahoma City and putting it on the map.
The next stop will be the Hefner Mansion, which is now owned by the St. Luke's Methodist church. Mr. Hefner was an oil man and served as mayor of Oklahoma for a time, and also served as an Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice from 1926 to 1932. The home was built in 1917 in the Greek Revival style. It has 16 rooms. It also feature beautiful gardens and fountains.
The final tour is at the Governors Mansion. This 19 room mansion was designed in the Dutch Colonial style and was built in 1928. It took the state 13 years to come up with the funds to build the mansion, The former governors were living in private homes and hotels until that period. The first governor to live there was unfortunately during the 'Great Depression'. However he took to plowing the lawn into a vegetable garden which he welcomed the poor to help themselves to vegetables.
Enjoy this three hour tour with guide, and round trip transportation for only 39.50. If you are history buff, you'll enjoy it!
This 3-hour tour will take you on a special VIP journey to some of Oklahoma City's most famous residences. Visit the home of 'The Father of Oklahoma City,' Henry Overholser, and take a look inside this grand 12,000 square foot Châteauesque-styled mansion. We'll also stop at the 100-year old Greek Revival Style Hefner Mansion at St. Luke's; newly renovated and housing fascinating tidbits from one of Oklahoma's most powerful and philanthropic citizens, we are sure you will be impressed. From there, you'll enjoy a special VIP access tour of the stately Oklahoma Governor's Mansion! Finish your journey with a walk through living history at the 10-acre Harn Homestead. Let Destination Oklahoma be your guide beyond the velvet ropes to visit these beautiful one-of-a-kind houses that so many great Oklahomans have called home. 3-Hour Tour | Transportation Provided
Tours of the Governor's Mansion are subject to change without notice due to the Governor's schedule or house maintenance. All guests will be required to provide their full legal name 24-hours in advance as well as a state-issued photo ID onsite. Tours of the Governor's Mansion are provided at no additional cost.
Pickup & Return:
Scissortail Gift Shop
301 West Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102.
Departure Times: 1:00 pm Wednesdays
- Local guide
- Transportation provided
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Some walking is involved, and steps are present within some historic homes
- Must have valid photo ID for entrance to the Governor's Mansion