Welcome to the Marland Grand Home

E.W. Marland moved to Ponca City in 1908 and built an oil empire. It's estimated he owned one-tenth of the world's oil reserves before leaving the oil industry to become first a U.S. Congressman, then the 10th governor of Oklahoma.

Marland's Grand Home was built from 1914 to 1916 and featured technology many had never seen. The Marland family enjoyed a central vacuuming system, an automatic dishwasher and the first indoor swimming pool built in Oklahoma.

Visitors here will enjoy strolling the restored rooms alongside an assortment of exhibits showcased in the Grand Home. The home now houses Marland Family displays, 101 Ranch artifacts, an archeology display, Native American artifacts, and a DAR exhibit.


Open to the public
Tuesday thru Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The main level may be rented for private functions.

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    Designed by Solomon Layton, construction of the home on Grand Avenue costing approximately $350,000 to build.

    The twenty-two room home is designed in Italian Renaissance Revival style. The 16,500 square foot structure is flanked by one story wings. The facade supports a full terraced veranda on the east.

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    Before building his Palace on the Prairie, E.W. Marland built the Grand Home, which was started in 1914 and completed in 1916.

    The home consists of 4-stories including a basement. Memorabilia from the 101 Ranch and Wild West,  Native American artwork, clothing, tools and artifacts from different tribes.

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    The main level which includes four large spaces/rooms (not including museum areas) may be rented for private functions.

    The home can be used for special events and gatherings. It is a popular place for weddings, receptions, parties, meetings, reunions, picnics, recitals, and other similar type events.

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    Friends of Marland's Grand Home Museum Foundation (FMGH) was established as a 501-C-3 non-profit organization in 1997.

    Friends of Marland's Grand Home wish to welcome you to 1000 East Grand Avenue in Ponca City, Oklahoma, a historic house museum.  As you visit the 1916 home of E.W. Marland (later to become the 10th governor),

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