The Travel Group
- Round trip deluxe motorcoach from Sapulpa and Tulsa to Fort Smith
- Stop at Miss Laura's Social Club (and house of Ill repute!)
- Tour of the Fort Smith Historical Site and Hanging Judge Parker's courtroom
- Docent tour of the Clayton House (haunted) and Museum
- Tour of St. Scholastica Monastery (at left)
- Lunch at the monastery
DEPARTURE POINTS: This trip departs from:
* The American Heritage Bank Parking lot on the west side of Main between Hobson and Dewey - 7:30AM
* The Travel Group (Plaza Del Sol) parking lot on the N.E. corner of 101st and Mingo Rd in Tulsa - 8:00AM
[This tour is sold out: Call 918-494-0649 to have your name put on the wait list in case of cancellations]
We have a first stop at Miss Laura's Social Club, at left, once an infamous bordello, now the Visitor Center for the city, the only one of its kind in America. The Center is a gold mine of history about the city and the places to see and things to do. We also will visit the Fort Smith Historical Site, the number one attraction in Fort Smith, site of the original town, and we will tour the old courtroom of hanging judge Isaac Parker.
Our group will visit the Clayton House, now the Clayton Museum, built in 1874 by W.H.H. Clayton, a local prosecutor and patriarch of a family prominent in local politics. It is a 2 1/2 story elaborate Victorian wood frame structure in excellent condition and one of the few of its type to survive. The house is haunted by not one but at least two ghosts: an older gentleman with an angry demeanor is occasionally seen by startled guests, as well as a woman flitting from room to room or spied behind curtains from outside the home. Perhaps we'll see both of these apparitions during our visit! Have cameras ready!
Register for this trip, and the Mar 8 trip to Ponca City by January 13 and receive a free trip to the Muskogee Azalea Festival!
While our group originally intended to lunch at a downtown Fort Smith restaurant, we would have been eating in a private room with limited space, and we were uncomfortable with this arrangement. The Prioress of St. Scholastica came to our rescue, inviting us to dine with the nuns during their noon meal, which sounded wonderful to us, what will probably be a completely unique experience for all of us. That's what life should be about!