Declaration of Independence at Gilcrease Museum
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK 74127
The most treasured American document in Gilcrease Museum’s archival collection is the hand-written copy of the Declaration of Independence (GM 4026.901), used in 1777 by Benjamin Franklin as part of his diplomatic communication with the court of Frederick the Great of Prussia. This copy of the Declaration is in the hand of Silas Dean, who served with Franklin in Paris.
Thomas Gilcrease acquired the museum’s copy of the Declaration of Independence after seeing it on the Freedom Train, an exhibition of patriotic objects documenting the nation’s heritage of freedom and the many sacrifices made over the years to preserve it.
The first day this treasured document will be on display, July 2, is TU Tuesday. Sponsored by The University of Tulsa, this day is a FREE admission day. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this historic document, and the rest of our museum, free of charge.
For Bank of America customers, enjoy FREE admission July 6 and 7 as part of Museums on Us.