A house says a lot about its owner, as evidenced by Galileo’s collection of telescopes and Benjamin Franklin’s drawer full of “No, I wasn’t a president” T-shirts. Take a peek inside the mind of a historic figure with this Groupon.
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- $10 for admission for two ($20 value)
- $20 for admission for four ($40 value)
From Tuesday through Saturday, guided tours run on the hour between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Henry Overholser Mansion
From his 1889 arrival in Oklahoma City until his death in 1915, Henry Overholser was an instrumental force in the city's growth. Beyond his involvement in the metropolis's first waterworks project and trolley-car system, he built more than 35 buildings, including the United States Courthouse, the state fairgrounds, and a giant catapult to protect it from invading Kansans.
In addition to civic pride, Overholser also took time to care for his own habitat. In 1903, he completed construction of his home, a gargantuan, three-story chateau measuring more than 11,000 square feet paired with a smaller but no less stately 4,000-square-foot carriage house. These days, guided tours of the Henry Overholser Mansion begin there before moving into the main house, whose original furnishings and antwerp oak interior remain intact. The meticulously maintained dwelling retains most of its signature fixtures, which were picked out by Overholser himself, treating guests to glimpses of elegance including its original hand-painted canvas walls and stained-glass windows.