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General Crook House Museum, Omaha

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The General George Crook House Museum is located at 5730 North 30th Street in Fort Omaha. The Fort is located in the Miller Park neighborhood of North Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, and is a contributing property to the Fort Omaha Historic District.
In 1878, General George Crook moved headquarters for the Department of the Platte from downtown Omaha to Fort Omaha. The General Crook home was built in 1879 to be the residence of the Commander. Constructed in an Italianate design, the building consists of two stories with a grand garden surrounding it. Crowned by hipped roofs, the building is asymmetrical in plan and is in good condition. A long one-story porch projects from its eastern facade.
General George Crook was the only Commander to occupy the home, as the Department was disbanded after his tenure. In November, 1879, Crook and his wife entertained General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant at the home. In September 1880, President Rutherford B. Hayes stayed there while he was reviewing the troops at the Fort.
After Crook left Fort Omaha, the house served as a home to each of the subsequent commanders of the Fort. In 1905, the house was used as an officer's club and mess hall. In 1930, it was converted back to a post commander's residence, serving until the Fort was closed in 1973. To visit General Crook House Museum and other attractions in Omaha, use our Omaha online sightseeing planner.
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  • Excellent display of history. Each room was numbered with the corresponding pamphlet. The basement has historical events that display how General Crook was a crook to the Native Americans. Most... 
    Excellent display of history. Each room was numbered with the corresponding pamphlet. The basement has historical events that display how General Crook was a crook to the Native Americans. Most...  more »
  • 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 
    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  more »
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  • This is a lovely, well- maintained historical home, always beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. Staff and volunteers are so welcoming, polite, and helpful. The reception room is one of our favorites; it includes a small Steinway piano and a Regina music box that plays songs using large metal disks. The sound is extraordinary! My 85 year old mother got an unplanned workout going up the many steps to the front door, because I hadn't even thought to ask if there was a handicapped entrance - which there is around back, thank goodness! (We'll be sure to go that way on our next visit.) There is also a small elevator inside if you are unable to walk up or down the impressive staircase. The Crook House is very much worth a few hours of your time, and you can see something new on each visit.
  • Awesome historical venue. Perfect for a wedding/party/event for less than 50. The garden was stunning. All of the guests could not believe how beautiful it was. Inside is a large well kept historic house that held just enough people for our wedding. Has a kitchen and bathrooms both upstairs and downstairs. Even has an elevator! Both of the museum volunteer workers were awesome to work with and both very helpful. I recommend visiting, not only for a awesome place to have your event, but just to learn about Omaha's past as well. Please leave a donation if you do!

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