My Location
SignUp Login

American Banjo Museum and National Four-String...

Indoor $
Cultural Museums, Pop Culture Museums, Educational
9 East Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
URL: American Banjo Museum and...  Phone: 405-604-2793
Toddlers:
Kids:
Teens:
Adults:

Activity Overview

The banjo originated from the Colonial American era, most commonly related to country and folk music. The American Banjo Museum in downtown Oklahoma focuses on preserving the heritage of the country's native musical instrument. The museum also houses the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame, honoring exemplary four-string banjo contemporary artists, educators, and individuals who have pursued the tradition.

Things to Do

  • The museum currently has the world's largest collection of banjos on display. See more than 400 instruments dating from the the 19th century up to post WWII. There are also replicas of the primitive banjos created by African slaves in the 1600s. The instruments are displayed throughout the first floor, divided into exhibits per era.
  • On the second floor, get to know the banjo pioneers and individuals who have contributed greatly to the music and tradition at the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame. On this floor you will also find the special event room, called Your Father's Mustache, designed after the popular banjo nightclubs in the 1960s. Call the museum for the schedule of the regular performances.
  • Cap off your trip with a visit to the museum's store and cafe. Find banjo-related merchandises including CDs, apparels, and publications.

American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame Insider Tips

  • The museum is located on a stunning location with views of mountain tops. There's a green lawn where you can also go out on a picnic.

Reviews
Sign Up - Family Fun Newsletter

Have fun with great ideas on things to do for travel, daytrips, nearby, or at home...


Fun Things to Do at Home
Fun games for the whole family
Making science into family fun
Giving the little ones a laugh
Fun, creative activities
Exercise for the mind
Entertainment for the whole family
Great fun when you're stuck at home

About     Partnerships     Terms     Newest     Sitemap     Topics     Contact Us
© 2017 Tipspoke.   Awesome Tips Worth Sharing™   Tipspoke®   All Rights Reserved.