Will Rogers
Trick roper; Ziegfeld Follies; Newspaperman; Radio Pundit; Philosopher; Movie Star...


Will Rogers Memorial Museum
in Claremore, OK

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
in Oologah, OK


The Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch

Who was Will Rogers?

He was more than just a cowboy. He was the top male motion picture box-office star, 1933-34-35, as selected by Motion Picture Herald; member, Aviation Hall of Fame, International Polo Hall of Fame, most widely-read syndicated newspaper columnist by 1935; wrote more than 4,000 daily and weekly newspapers columns and dozens of articles for nationally distributed magazines; wrote six books; anchored America's first coast-to-coast radio hookup in 1928; star of highly popular Sunday evening radio program of commentary and entertainment, 1933-1935. Yes, he was more than just a cowboy...
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Will Rogers Memorial Museum

Magnificent museum of native limestone overlooking the city of Claremore and honoring famed humorist and philosopher Will Rogers (1879-1935)
• Learn about life, wisdom and humor of Will Rogers, Cherokee cowboy
• Experience his passion as a family man, trick roper, actor, and philanthropist
• Marvel at his saddles, art, memorabilia
• Hear his voice on radio replays
• Stroll the beautiful sunken garden
• Research in our vast library and archives
• Watch one of his 71 motion pictures
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Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

      Rambling scenic drive leads to birthplace house of Will Rogers and historic 400-acre ranch
      • Wander the grounds and enjoy the view of beautiful Lake Oologah
      • Step into the two-story house built in 1875
      • View the log-walled room in which Will Rogers was born
      • Pet the goats and burros grazing around the 1879-era barn
      • Picnic under the shade trees while watching the longhorn cattle roam the living history ranch
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Friends of Will Rogers

Join the Friends of Will Rogers and receive special privileges and benefits at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. Through your aquired Friendship you will help Share the Legend of the remarkable Will Rogers with present and future generations and help preserve and perpetuate his incredible heritage and legacy. Join today and Share the Legend of the man and his museums.
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Our Mission/Vision

Mission Statement
To collect, preserve, and share the life, wisdom, and humor of Will Rogers for all generations.

  • Vision Statement
    The Will Rogers Memorial Museums are the premier destinations to introduce, showcase, and celebrate the life, legacy, and spirit of Will Rogers.

 

Will Rogers Plays Daily in Claremore

Check out the Movie Schedule for the Will Rogers Mini Theatre. Will’s movies show continuously from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.
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Helpful Information

  • Hours | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday through Saturday
  • Main Number | 918.341.0719
    Toll-Free | 800.324.9455
    Tours | 918.343.8127
    Special Events | 918.343.8127
    Research | 918.343.8127
    Birthplace Ranch | 918.275.4201
  • Will Rogers Memorial Museum
    1720 West Will Rogers Blvd.
    Claremore, OK 74017
  • Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
    9501 East 380 Road
    Oologah, OK 74053