The Moore-Lindsay House is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am-4pm. Occasionally we will close for holidays or on other days as needed. Check here to see closing updates.
Where can I park?
There are two paved parking spots located North of the house along Acres Street. Visitors may also park in the alleyway along Acres Street, or at Ruth Updegraff or Andrews Park. Please do not park on the grass.
Does it cost money to visit the historical house?
Admission is $5 per person for teens and adults. Children 12 and under are free. We also waive admission for SNAP card holders and their immediate family, and current members of the Cleveland County Historical Society receive free admission. The first Friday of every month is known as a Free First Friday, and no admission is charged on those days.
Do you offer a military or veterans discount?
In order to simplify our admissions process, we do not offer discounted admission rates on a regular basis. However, we are a participating Blue Star Museum - each summer, between Armed Forces Day and Labor Day, active U.S. military members and up to five guests receive free admission. We also extend this offer to include veterans and retirees from military service.
Do you have to visit with a guided tour?
No. A guided tour is not required to view the historical house. If you prefer to explore on your own, stop by at any time during the opening hours and take as much or as little time as you would like. There are folders at the entrance with background information to provide information about the history of the family, the artifacts, and more.
I would like a guided tour. Do I have to schedule that?
No. There are tour guides available from Tuesday to Saturday at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm to offer guided tours. Please arrive on time, ring the doorbell, and there is no scheduling needed!
I have an item I would like to donate. What should I do?
Thank you for thinking of us! We do accept some donated items from the community, however, because we are limited in both storage and resources, we cannot accept every item. We want to properly care for all the items given to the museum, but we may have to deny a donation if we feel that we are not properly suited to care for the item. We can only accept items that are approved by the Museum Manager and fit within our Collections Policy. This means items to be donated must be from Cleveland County originally, and furnishings for the house must be from the 1850-1920 time frame. We do accept items of significance to Cleveland County history from outside of this time range. If you are unsure if your item fits our policy, please download and complete our artifact donation application and email it along with photos of the item to email@example.com. Please do not drop off items unattended or mail to us, unless otherwise discussed.
If you are looking for information about elements of Norman history, we are happy to help! Please fill out a research request form, and we will get back to you in about a week. You can also conduct research using these additional sources.
Can I schedule a group tour?
Yes! We can schedule group tours with a maximum of 15 adults at a time. Please call 405-321-0156 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our calendar! We can also host specialized tours catered towards children, teens, or senior adults.
Can you tell me a little background on the house?
The Moore-Lindsay House is a Princess Anne Victorian style home that was originally built in 1899. The house became a museum in 1975. The Moore and Lindsay families were early Norman residents who lived in the house until the 1960s. Today, the historical house holds many artifacts and resources that tell the story of Cleveland County. The Moore-Lindsay House hosts various events for all members of the community throughout the year, as well as displaying different elements of Cleveland County history through 4 new exhibits each year.
508 N. Peters Avenue Norman, Oklahoma 73069 405-321-0156
Our programs are made possible in part by funding from the City of Norman, an Organizational Support Grant from the Norman Arts Council Hotel Tax Grant Program, a grant from the Norman Arts Council & the National Endowment for the Arts, and generous donations from visitors and community supporters. We are grateful for the support.