Cherokee Compass Museum Package
Plan a Group Tour
The Cherokee National Prison was the only penitentiary building in the entire Indian Territory from 1875 to 1901. It housed sentenced or accused prisoners from throughout the territory. It was built in 1875 and was created for the purpose of reformation as well as for punishment for offenders.

The Principal Chief had the power to pardon condemned men, with the advice and consent of his Executive Council, but this was rarely exercised. Built of sandstone rock, it was, "made to hold the most hardened and dangerous prisoners."

124 E. Choctaw St.
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Admission 
Adults $5.00 
Seniors $3.00 
Student $3.00 
Under 5 Free
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
10 am - 4 pm

 

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Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".


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Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.


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