Welcome to Fort Reno, Oklahoma
Historic Fort Reno, Inc., is a non profit organization dedicated to preservation and use of the historical and cultural resources of Fort Reno. Its mission is to secure funding for restoration of historic structures, Visitor Center operations and activities, educate the public through historical interpretation, and establish those partnerships necessary for the long-term stability of the organization.
Visitor’s Center and Museum
The Fort Reno Visitor Center has a wide display of artifacts, photographs, images of the 1888 Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, German POW letters, Buffalo Soldiers, Frederic Remington art inspired by his visit, the famous riderless horse Black Jack, historical dress, information about our re-enactments and much more.
Visitor’s Center and Museum
7107 W. Cheyenne St.
El Reno, OK 73036
Currently open on Monday; Tuesday; Saturday and Sunday
10am to 4pm
Gate Locked at 4:30 p.m.
Easter Day, Thanksgiving (U.S.), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas.
December 10, 2017 2:00-4:00 pm
Fort Reno Christmas Guns
Free event that takes place at the Fort Reno Chapel & Parade Grounds. Share in a timeless tradition from German and American folklore. Cannons and guns blasting, snacks, and a visit with Santa in the chapel.
Quite literally a blast from the past, Fort Reno Christmas Guns is a tradition brought here by German immigrants. The discharging of firearms such as cannons and guns was believed to dispel evil spirits in preparation for the upcoming holiday. Come and celebrate this historic tradition with a visit to this year’s Fort Reno Christmas Guns celebration held at Historic Fort Reno. Honor this timeless tradition plucked from German and American folklore with storytelling, good food and a visit from Santa. Come and join us for free pictures with Santa as well as chili and refreshments.
FREE ADMISSION – Saturday, December 16th, 2017.
Visit Fort Reno in the afternoon and attend the DAR Patriot Wreath Laying Ceremony at 1:00 pm.
December 16, 2017 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fort Reno Post Cemetery Wreath Laying Ceremony
Join the Fort Reno Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as they participate in the National Wreaths Across America campaign by laying handmade wreaths on military graves in the old post cemetery.
The annual Patriot Wreath Ceremony will take on Saturday December 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. inside the post chapel. The ceremony’s purpose is to remember, honor, and teach about those who gave their lives while in service to the United States of America. Active duty service members as well as Veterans from each branch of service will set a wreath in memoriam. The Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard will take part in the ceremony and a Trumpeter from the Youth Taps Trumpet Corps will play Taps to end the ceremony. Wreath laying at the post cemetery will take place after the ceremony, weather permitting. A reception will be held in the chapel basement will immediately follow. The public is welcomed and encouraged.
Children 5 and under – Free
Children 6-18 – $ 2.00
Adults (19-54) – $ 5.00
Seniors (55 and older) – $ 4.00
Family of 4 – $ 10.00
Call 405-262-3987 for group rates
The annual members to the organization provide financial support for the preservation/rehabilitation efforts and the Fort Reno Visitor Center historic interpretation programming. You are invited to join Historic Fort Reno, Inc.
Volunteers are vitally important to the success of our events and the day to day functions of the Visitor’s Center. You’d be surprised what only a few hours a week, even a month, can do to help preserve our history.
2010 Outstanding Local
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If you would like to use any of the information and photos on this website, please feel free but please give credit to Historic Fort Reno when doing so.
Website Updated: November 28, 2017