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“View of the past”

General Crook House Museum
Ranked #23 of 111 things to do in Omaha
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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.
Omaha, Nebraska
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95 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“View of the past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This house is accurately preserved and filled with period pieces to reflect the lifestyle of the General and his family. If you enjoy touring historic homes, this is the one to see in Omaha.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Lisa H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“What an experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

I just fell in love with the history of the house. Very hard to find because is located on the grounds of a cimmunity college. The house is amazing, you can touch, sit and explore the house at your leasure. Recommend that you take the audio tour, it gives you insight of each room and talks about the pieces of furniture. Great restauration.

Visited July 2013
Thank travelingemi
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Garden.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

I have not been inside the Crook house, but I took classes at the college that now owns the house. It is a nice place for students to walk around and relax. The entire college campus is the historical Fort Crook, with over 30 historical buildings and an arboretum. Behind the Crook house, up the hill a little to the north is an old field where soldiers used to train and there are huge ovens built into the side of the hill with large metal doors. I used to love walking up there. Even if the Crook house is closed, it's still nice to walk the historical grounds.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Mo R
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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267 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“History on Review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

The General Crook House Museum is the centerpiece of the restored western outpost that governed this area before and after the Civil War. Among its claim to fame is the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Standing Bear v. Crook that affirmed the status of Native Americans as citizens deserving of the full rights and privileges of the United States and not pawns to be manipulated by the powers that be. Chief Standing Bear was 'held' on the post and the first trial that led to the eventual Court case was held in the headquarters building. The lower level is used for rotating exhibits, currently showcasing the Ak-Sar-Ben tradition that many locals hold as a vital part of the culture and a glimpse into the past of Omaha that lives on today. Be sure to take the time to swing by this wonderful gem in your travels through Omaha.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Jim B
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“The hours are very limited.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Tried to see it 2 times. Never can fit the short window. Or they are closed for holidays, 101 reasons.

Visited May 2013
Thank Masha1977
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