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Lincoln Terrace is a historic neighborhood situated on either side of N Lincoln Blvd south of the Capitol. The first homes in Lincoln Terrace were built in 1918, one year after the Capitol itself was completed. Lincoln Terrace also boasts a wide variety of architecture, from classic American Colonial to Tutor and Italian revival styles. Most homes are large two-story houses with spacious interiors, grand staircases, multiple fireplaces and an abundance of windows. Lincoln Terrace was designated as a Historic Preservation District in 1974 and is a part of Oklahoma history.

Lincoln Terrace shares the area with several nonresidential buildings, including the Faculty House, Harn Homestead, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion.

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Area Highlights and Attractions

History within walking distance! Delve into Oklahoma’s history by visiting the OK History Museum, the Harn Homestead, or the Oklahoma State Capitol, all within the neighborhood or at its perimeters.

Experience the architectural splendor of Oklahoma’s Governor’s residence. Tours are available on Wednesdays from mid-January through the end of May.

Located just to the south, OU Medical and Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, two of Oklahoma’s premier medical facilities, provide rapid access for medical care, as well as for medical staff residing in the neighborhood.


For those sports fans in the neighborhood it’s a hop, skip, and a jump to take in an NBA Thunder game at the Chesapeake Arena downtown, or cheer on Triple-A affiliate of the LA Dodgers, the OKC Dodgers, at the beautiful Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Enjoy a night out on the town! Although a peaceful neighborhood, Lincoln Terrace provides easy accessibility to a vibrant nightlife. Surrounding districts provide a way to unwind and have a good time, whether it’s at a restaurant with rooftop bar and an amazing view of the OKC skyline, something with a faster tempo at a dance club in Bricktown, or a local watering hole.

Lincoln Terrace is a quick 5-minute drive from OKC’s revitalized districts, Uptown and Paseo, Midtown, Downtown and Bricktown, with a multitude of restaurants, retail shopping, and entertainment venues.