E. W. Marland Mansion

E. W. Marland Mansion, or Ernest Whitworth Marland Mansion or Marland Estate, in Ponca City, Oklahoma is a Mediterranean Revival style mansion significant for its architecture. The home was built by Oklahoma governor and oilman E. W. Marland.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977.


The estate is owned and operated as a museum by the Marland Estate Foundation. Visitors can tour the 55-room mansion, the grounds and several smaller museums located on the estate.

  • Bryant Baker Gallery - The working studio of sculpture Bryant Baker has a gallery featuring 44 bronze and plaster maquettes and busts of his work. Bryant Baker was the sculptor of the Pioneer Woman Statue, which was commissioned by Marland and is located in Ponca City.
  • John Duncan Forsyth Room - A room in the Baker studio that displays information and drawings of architect John Duncan Forsyth, master architect of the estate and also the builder of many homes in Ponca City and Tulsa.
  • Marland Oil Museum - History of the Marland Oil Company, founded by E. W. Marland in the early 20th century.
  • Marland Family Exhibit - Includes history, photos and artifacts from the Marland family's presence in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.
History of the Mansion

The Marland Mansion was designed by architect John Duncan Forsyth and was built between 1925 and 1928. The house features 55 rooms, including 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 7 fireplaces, and 3 kitchens. It takes 861 light bulbs to light the mansion.

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