Discover America’s Treasures

Five minutes from downtown Tulsa.

Plan Your Visit

Gilcrease Museum is one of the country’s best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history.

The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, commonly known as Gilcrease Museum, houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West, including an unparalleled collection of Native American art and material. The museum’s charm, beauty and art collections draw thousands of visitors from around the world to the Osage hills for a glimpse into the past.

The new Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum houses the vast archival collection that Thomas Gilcrease amassed. The archives constitute one of the country’s most extensive collections of rare books, documents, maps, and unpublished material related to the history of the North American continent. The museum is owned by the City of Tulsa, which has partnered with The University of Tulsa to steward the museum.

Hours

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Sunday

Closed Mondays

Closed Christmas Day

Admission

Free for members and University of Tulsa students with ID.

$8.00 for adults
$6.00 for seniors (62 and older)
$6.00 for active duty members of the U.S. Military
$6.00 per person for groups of 10 or more
$5.00 for college students with valid ID
Children 18 and under admitted free.

University Members – With a valid photo I.D., students, faculty and staff of the following universities receive free admission: OSU Tulsa, OU Tulsa and Tulsa Community College.

All Gilcrease Museum members are admitted free of charge and also are allowed to purchase up to two guest passes at $4.00 each per visit.

K-12th grade school tours as well as their sponsors and chaperones are admitted free of charge.

All visitors receive free admission for “TU Tuesday,” which is the first Tuesday of each month.

All visitors receive free admission for “Funday Sunday,” which is the third Sunday of each month.

Directions

Gilcrease Museum is conveniently located less than five minutes from downtown Tulsa.

Gilcrease Museum is a short drive from downtown Tulsa and the bustling Brady Arts District. Downtown and the Brady District are home to a multitude of hotels, retail and service shops,
restaurants, bars, galleries, parks, private businesses, residences and historic music venues.

For more information, please call 918-596-2700.

Driving Directions

Westbound on I-244: Exit on Gilcrease Museum Road. Turn right to the museum.

Eastbound on I-244: Exit on Gilcrease Museum Road. Turn left to the museum.

Westbound on Hwy 51-64: Exit at Gilcrease Museum Road. Turn right and head north to the museum.

From any major north or south street in Tulsa: Go to Pine Street. Turn west and continue on Pine to Gilcrease Museum Road. Turn left (south) on Gilcrease Museum Road. The museum will be on your right after approximately 1/2 block.

 

Parking

Museum visitors may park in lots to the south and north of the building. Guests with physical challenges may be dropped off at the museum’s front entrance using the circle drive. Buses also should park in the North Parking Lot in the designated bus parking area.

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Visitor Info and Policies

General Visitor Policies

Gilcrease Museum is a smoke-free facility.

Photography for personal use is generally permitted in the galleries (no flash photography, tripods, monopods or selfie sticks, please) and on the museum’s grounds. Please be mindful of other visitors.

Look for an icon at gallery entrances or on artwork labels if photography is not permitted. Please respect the photography policies posted throughout the museum. Some artwork and artifacts may be on loan from other museums, artists or private collectors, and may be protected by copyright law. For more information regarding photograph usage, please see our Reproduction Policy.

For more information, read Visiting Tips.

Download Maps

Gallery Map

Garden Map

Parking Map

Accessibility

The museum and formal gardens provide barrier-free access. Wheelchairs and strollers are available at no charge at the Visitor Services Desk on a first come, first served basis. Private and special needs tours, as well as garden tours, can be arranged with three weeks prior reservations. Please contact 918-596-2782, or gilcrease-tours@utulsa.edu for information. To ensure availability of an interpreter, five to seven days notice is needed; 48 hours is recommended for all other accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The University of Tulsa does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristics including but not limited to the classes protected under federal and state law in its programs, services, aids, or benefits.

Inquiries regarding implementation of this policy may be addressed to the Office of Human Resources, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700, 918-631-2616.

Requests for accommodation of disabilities may be addressed to the University’s 504 Coordinator, Dr. Tawny Taylor, 918-631-2315. To ensure availability of an interpreter, five to seven days notice is needed; 48 hours is recommended for all other accommodations.

International Visitors

International groups may schedule guided tours of the museum’s permanent collection. Guided tours of our special exhibitions may also be available. Tours typically last about one hour and should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Based on docent availability, these tours are offered in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

All tours, except Self-Guided experiences, require three weeks advanced scheduling. To make tour reservations, please complete and submit a Tour Reservation Form.

For additional information, please email gilcrease-tours@utulsa.edu.