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Address: 5730 North 30th Street, #11B, Omaha, NE 68111
Phone Number: 402-455-9990
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Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Museum is the authentically restored home of General George Crook...

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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Wonderfully preserved historical home.

We found this on the web as we were traveling home from Lincoln. When we first pulled up we thought we were in the wrong place, as it is in the middle of a community college... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Valerie K
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We found this on the web as we were traveling home from Lincoln. When we first pulled up we thought we were in the wrong place, as it is in the middle of a community college campus. We found out that a lot of the old military buildings an barracks had been remodeled to serve as a college, but the... More 

Thank Valerie K
Hastings, Nebraska
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I had never been here, and would not have come, save for the Nebraska Passport program. Lovely, historic home! Well kept. Worth a visit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a very well preserved house of the Military Commander of the Platte. The tour was self guided using a recording device. The tour was very well organized with great narration from the staff. We really enjoyed the visit. This is primarily of interest to adults.

2 Thank Paul T
Lincoln, Nebraska
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This museum never disappoints us and our recent visit was no exception. The new visit about prohibition and bootlegging in the Omaha area is rich with artifacts, interactive audio, and a wealth of information. I don't remember an admission charge, but they seem to have one now.

2 Thank Jim B
Omaha, Nebraska
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67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Museum is neat. This is something that may only take 30 minutes or an hour. We visit during Railroad Days.

1 Thank Noah S
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We enjoyed this little bit of history. If the walls could talk, I am sure it would tell us all the secrets and things that were missed in the tour.

1 Thank Barbara D
McKinney, Texas
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490 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 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 

4 Thank DDay1959
Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

1 Thank OahuJ
Omaha, Nebraska
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115 reviews
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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 

7 Thank Stuthehistoryguy
Omaha, Nebraska, Usa
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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!!

3 Thank Suzanne D

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