Grove, OK is most widely known as the hub of Grand Lake in NE Oklahoma. However, one of the best hidden treasures in Grove can be found at Har-Ber Village. Har-Ber village is a turn of the century, Pioneer-era 6-acre museum. Experience history on a self-guided tour along winding paths through mature shade trees, featuring nearly 100 exhibits located on the shores of Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees. An impressive collection of antiques, collectibles, and reproductions are displayed in cabins representing the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Your tour will take you from a replica cabin to a one room schoolhouse, to a dentist office, and even jail. A highlight of the tour is the chapel overlooking Grand Lake. Be sure to take a little rest there and take in the view because it's all up hill from there!
If you have worked up an appetite after exploring all the cabins, stop by the Cafe at Har-Ber Village when you are done. Hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Extended hours on Wednesdays for All You Can Eat Catfish until 7:00 pm! These hours may change seasonally. As another option to the cafe, the Picnic Pavilion is also available to museum visitors if fresh air dining is more your style.
Har-Ber Village also offers a nearly 2-mile-long nature trail. 3/4 of a mile is paved and accessible by wheelchair. Accessible parking areas are located at both ends of the trail—near the Café and near the Picnic Pavilion.
The trail is a beautifully scenic walk with several loops winding through woods and overlooking Grand Lake o' the Cherokees. Keep your eyes open for deer, birds and other wildlife while on your stroll. Leashed pets are welcome as well.
Har-Ber Village is a seasonal location. It is open the second Saturday in March through the first Saturday in November. Days of operation are Thursday through Monday, 9:00 am - 3:30pm, closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The closed season extends from the first Sunday in November through the third Friday in March.
Admission may be purchased at the gift shop until 3:30 pm on days of operations. Prices are Adults $10; Seniors 63+ and Military $7.50; Children 6-17 $5.00; 5 & under free; and Family (2 adults & up to 10 ages 6-17 $30.00. Har-Ber Village is a Blue Star member and offers free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Whether you are visiting the Grand Lake area or a local, be sure to carve out a couple of hours to visit this hidden gem at 4404 W 20th St, Grove, Oklahoma!