Take a look back at the mid-1800s at the Har-Ber Village. Here, visitors will experience what life was like during these years in a pioneer-era village. Har-Ber Village features historic buildings along with replicated buildings that make up the sort of town you may have seen in Oklahoma or Kansas in the late-19th century.
The village is located on the shore of the Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees. Visitors can take self-guided tours to learn about the history and ecology of the four-state region. Explore the historical buildings, like the schoolhouse, the jail and a collection of log cabins. These buildings, along with replicated structures like a doctor’s office and hanging gallows, showcase a fascinating collection of antiques and collectibles. Each exhibit ignites the imagination.
Enjoy lunch at the Café at Har-Ber Village after your tour, or spend time at one of the hands-on activity stations. Har-Ber Village often hosts workshops and demonstrations, so check the website frequently for a chance to learn weaving or to see a live blacksmith.
The museum is open from March to November. Fall is a great time to go, especially if you plan to visit during the Har-Ber Village Museum’s 3rd Old-Fashioned Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22nd. For $5, you can enjoy old fashioned carnival festivities, like face-painting or bean bag tosses.