Welcome to the Frank Phillips Home
Due to major air conditioning problems the Home has been closed for tours for what we hope is a short period of time. If you are coming in from out of town, please call ahead to see if we have reopened. Our Interpretive Center and Gift Shop will remain open.
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
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
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.
YouTube - Discover Oklahoma - Frank Phillips Home
Enter the world of an Oklahoma oil millionaire. A tour through this Neo- Classical style mansion will give you a peek at the home life of one of America's most fascinating oil men back in the day...www.youtube.com/video/-M9uhcPuH4Y
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,
Website design by Sandy Lee.