General Crook House Museum

General Crook House Museum, Omaha: Hours, Address, General Crook House Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

General Crook House Museum
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
The Museum is the authentically restored home of General George Crook. It was constructed in 1879 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is an Italianate style, which represented the no-nonsense grandeur of the military frontier. The furnishings are from the 1880 Victorian period. Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm; Adults $5($6 holidays); Students $4; 6yrs-12yrs $3.Directions to General Crook House Museum - If you are heading North on highway 75, merge onto North 30th Street. Take a left (or turn West) onto Fort Street, which is the main entrance for MCC. Once on campus, head straight West through campus until you come to a "T" in the road with a stop sign, turn right (or North) - The General Crook House is the 6th house on the left (or West) side of the road. We are the only house with a large American flag hanging on the front porch.
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jackpine2
Omaha, NE498 contributions
History at its best
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wonderful history complete with period reproductions,shown in a very thoughtful way...kudos to the historical society for maintaining and showcasing this wonderful period home
Written 16 August 2021
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Pam W
Wichita, KS73 contributions
Omaha in August
Aug 2019
I enjoyed this house. The audio tour was not working but the house was lovely and well furnished with period pieces. It is 2 storybut they have an elevator if needed. In the small garden there were so many different butterflies! It was a nice spot.
Written 22 September 2019
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Thomas E
Omaha, NE23 contributions
Fascinating House. Beautiful Gardens.
Sep 2019
Like most historic homes there are no original pieces in the house. They have, however, furnished the home with a good array of period pieces. They have lots of classes and a polite staff.
Written 21 September 2019
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Louetta S
Omaha, NE1,511 contributions
History..
Aug 2019 • Couples
General Crooks home is restored, orginally, Ft. Omaha, now a community college.
Self guided tour. General Crook lived there in 1878..1879.
It is 1 of the best examples of Italianate architecture in Omaha
Great history of days gone by. Beautiful gardens to enjoy.

Written 18 August 2019
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dogapproved
Lincoln, NE77 contributions
Hidden gem
Jun 2019 • Couples
GPS took us a little out of the way but it was worth the trip. Hand held self guided tour provided interesting information. Wish we could have spent more time. Certainly worth an hour.
Written 27 June 2019
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Kay M
Augusta, GA1,679 contributions
Restored home of a Commanding Officer at Fort Omaha
Apr 2019 • Couples
Fort Omaha was built on the frontier during the Indian war era, around 1868. In 1879 this beautiful home was built for Commanding Officer General George Crook and his wife. The couple had a close relationship with President Hayes and his family, and the President was a visitor in this home as well as President Grant. Besides heroism during the Civil War, General Crook was best known for his service during the Indian Wars, and eventually many of them had great respect for him. There are several wonderful original artifacts in the home as well some that are of the period. You can do a self-guided tour with a printout or with a hand-held device. Well worth an hour.
Written 4 April 2019
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Bigheadman
Omaha, NE34 contributions
Great Slice of American History
Sep 2018 • Friends
Toured the museum with the guidance of a knowlegeable docent. Great artifacts from the forts earliest days
Written 17 December 2018
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showmemo61
Jefferson City, MO727 contributions
Wonderful Old Home
Oct 2018 • Couples
We took a self-guided tour of this lovely home using the audio guide. While all the furnishings are not original, they are period pieces that might have been in this home. There are gardens but due to the rain we did not visit. The price is a suggested donation which includes the audio guide.
Written 27 November 2018
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Bob S
Omaha, NE1,149 contributions
Wonderful Piece of History!
Aug 2018 • Solo
Recently visited this site in conjunction with an antique car show held in the adjacent parking lot. I was able to ride in a 1920's Ford and tour this museum which really made my day.The house now sits on land that is part of a community college campus, but one step inside takes you back over a century in time. The decor is beautiful and one should take some time in each room to truly appreciate the site. The grandeur of the house is something to admire. Definitely a must for history buffs.
Written 19 August 2018
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A5708THvictoriat
Omaha, United States24 contributions
General Crook
May 2018
What a fabulous tour into history. If history is of interest to you, don't miss this. Take your time and travel through at your own pace. The ladies are so very informative and knowledgeable, you will not miss a thing. Simply incredible.
Written 31 July 2018
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General Crook House Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sun 13:00 - 16:00


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