Tom Buffington (1865-1938) 

was mayor of Vinita for four terms and chief of the Cherokees from 1899 to 1903. Visit the museum to learn about his fascinating story.

This high-wheel bicycle was ridden in early day parades by  a popular Vinita businessman. ​

Entrance to the museum, one block west of Route 66 in downtown Vinita.

EASTERN TRAILS MUSEUM

Vinita was founded in 1871 and has been a

popular tourist destination ever since.

We rely on and appreciate your donations! 

Exhibits feature a local Civil War battle, railroads, ranching, mercantile, post office, homecraft, ancient points and pipes, schools, Cherokee influence, military, tools, Will Rogers' youth, Route 66,  and more.      

Admission is FREE.

Group tours are welcome. 

Location
Just 1 block west of Route 66 

 215 W. Illinois Ave.

Vinita, Oklahoma

(behind the library)


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Hours 

Monday -Friday 11 am to 4 pm

Saturday 11 am to 3 pm

Closed Sundays and holidays


Contacts
(918) 323-1338
etmuseum@junct.com