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Address: 5730 North 30th Street, #11B, Omaha, NE 68111
Phone Number: 402-455-9990
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: The Museum is the authentically restored home of General George Crook. It...
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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Beautiful Old Military House from the 1800s

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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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.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 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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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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Additional Information about General Crook House Museum

Address: 5730 North 30th Street, #11B, Omaha, NE 68111
Phone Number: 402-455-9990
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 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

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