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General Crook House Museum

5730 North 30th Street, #11B, Omaha, NE 68111
402-455-9990
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Ranked #15 of 86 Attractions in Omaha
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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McKinney, Texas
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183 reviews 183 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The General Crook house is so named because he was the first occupant of the house. The original design called for this house to be built for $10,000 but the frugal General Crook was able to get it done for around $7300. The interior has been restored beautifully and one can almost feel like it is the 1870's. The audio... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is an interesting historical site - the Victorian wallpaper and textiles are especially interesting. The curator is exceptionally knowledgable in all aspects of the period so talking to him was probably the best part. It's not a spectacular house by any means but it does give one a good sense of what upper middle class life was like during... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I went to the Crook House as part of a retrospective on Standing Bear, the Ponca chief who brought suit to be declared a human being. (This is not an exaggeration - before this, US attorneys had argued that Indians were not people under the law.) General Crook encouraged Standing Bear to take this path, ironically by suing the General... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, Usa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visited the House with a group of ladies. A woman staffing the House offered to give us personal tour that was very informational and enjoyable. She even stayed after the Museum was to close to answer all of our questions and took picture for us!!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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262 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is the house where General Crook lived during the war. It was reconstructed to look as it did in the 1800s. You have the option of going through the house yourself. There is a paper guide, as well as a playing device where you enter the room number and listen to info about that room. Nice place to learn... More

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Tulsa
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This house was much more than we expected! The restoration was excellent and access was much less limited than most tours. The docent, Carolyn, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The paper guides and the audio tours were both informative, as well. Very much worth the stop!

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A beautifully restored home, complete with flower and herb garden; this tour was especially interesting. So many things to see and hear about that we went back to visit again on a second trip.

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Whitewater, Kansas
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18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It's common to run into anachronisms and "Martha Stewart Victorian" when visiting restored houses. I was amazed at the authenticity of everything, as well as how we were not roped off from viewing it all. Truly amazing if you love old houses!

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Tokyo, Japan
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67 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The General Crook House, built in 1879, has been beautifully restored to allow visitors to step back in time and imagine the life of the commander of the Army at a time when the role was effectively that of an ambassador to the Indian nations. The house was designed well for use for official functions and contains some delightful modern... More

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is an interesting house museum set in the historic Fort Omaha, a vestige of the Department of the Platte. General Crook was an interesting and complex man beyond his image as a Civil War hero. His home is equally complex. The house is rather grand but demonstrates Crook's frugal nature when you learn what is special regarding the interior... More

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