Frank Phillips Home

1107 Cherokee Avenue
Bartlesville, OK  74003
Phone 918-336-2491

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Frank Phillips Home to Reopen in March

The Frank Phillips Home in Bartlesville is preparing to reopen to the public in time for spring break in mid March.  “Our staff and volunteers are looking forward to being open for tours again soon” notes Jim Goss, Director/Curator.

The Home has been closed since the week of Thanksgiving preparing for a lengthy and challenging transition of the Home’s heating system from boiler and radiators to heat pumps.  The new system, when operational, will provide dependable heat and air conditioning to the Home for several decades.

Oklahoma Historical Society Building Preservation specialists along with heating, cooling and electrical engineers worked together to design a system that caused the least amount of intrusion to the historic structure.  “We are pleased that visitors will see no change in the historic integrity of the beautiful rooms in this Home” said Goss.  Final adjustments to the new system are being completed at this time.

The Home will be open for tours during spring break and hopes to welcome a record number of visitors during the spring and summer of 2015.  Operating hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 5.  On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, tours run at 10, 11, 2, 3 and 4 o’clock.  On Saturday, tours run at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3 and 4 o’clock.  Admission is $5 plus tax for adults, $2 plus tax for children 4 to 11, under 4 years of age are free.  The Home’s Gift Shop is filled with special Phillips memorabilia, Oklahoma souvenirs, and books about the history of Phillips Petroleum, Bartlesville, and Oklahoma. 

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 9:00, a special Director’s Tour is offered.  This tour lasts approximately 1 ½ hours and includes areas of the Home not available on the regular tour.  Admission for this special tour is $10 plus tax for adults, $7 plus tax for children.  Reservations for this tour are recommended.

The Frank Phillips Home, located in Bartlesville, is one of 32 sites and museums owned, staffed, and operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. It was made available to the public in 1973 when Elizabeth Irwin, granddaughter of Frank and Jane Phillips, presented the home and the Phillips’ personal belongings to the state of Oklahoma as an historical site.

After inheriting the home at the death of Jane, Elizabeth and her family lived in the home for 25 years, but had been careful to preserve the integrity of the home and its contents. Perhaps she understood from the beginning the historical significance of the Phillips legacy.

Today, the staff and volunteers at the Frank Phillips Home strive to carry out the OHS mission of preserving and perpetuating the history of Oklahoma and its people, by interpreting and disseminating knowledge of the Phillips family, as well as those persons that played a role in their lives.

In addition to the director, the Frank Phillips Home’s staff includes two part-time members of the interpretive staff, Kim Goss, and Michelle Swaney. In addition to the regular staff, the many docents/volunteers contribute an average of 168 hours per month giving tours.

The Friends of Frank Phillips Home is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization that supports the home's projects and restoration efforts. Memberships begin at $33 per year and are tax deductible.  Click here for printable membership form.

For further information about tours, joining the Friends of Frank Phillips Home, or applying for docent training, call 918-336-2491. The home is located at 1107 Cherokee Ave., Bartlesville, OK 74003.

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Event Notices:

Events- Calendar 2014

Director's Tour:  August 4, 2010, an additional tour was added to our schedule.  At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, a special "behind the scenes" Director's Tour will be offered.  The basement of the home, originally used as a laundry and extra cooking area, will be included as well as the garden cottage, where guests will be served refreshments at the end of this special tour.  Admission for the Director's Tour will be $10 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 11 (4 and under are free).



Memories:  If you have personal recollections of Frank and/or Jane Phillips, or the history of the Home you are encouraged to share those memories. Contact  with the word "MEMORIES" in the subject line.  To read the memories of others go to our Memories page.

Site photos courtesy of:  ConocoPhillips Archives, Frank Phillips Home Collection,
Jerry Poppenhouse


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