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.
General Crook House Museum reviews
Lovely house. Contains period pieces, only one of which belonged to General Crook, but does not diminish the experience. I can't really add to all the wonderful reviews but I would like to help with..... more
Lovely house. Contains period pieces, only one of which belonged to General Crook, but does not diminish the experience. I can't really add to all the wonderful reviews but I would like to help with..... more »
Very nice house worth the visit. The General has a great story with important friends. The home is on the campus of the community college, which isn’t very clear. Navigation really doesn’t get you...
Very nice house worth the visit. The General has a great story with important friends. The home is on the campus of the community college, which isn’t very clear. Navigation really doesn’t get you... more »
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.
We had an amazing adventure here! From the moment we got up the stairs from the street we were greeted by our friendly hostess. She gave us a tour guide and we were able up learn about the facility at our own pace. This house has an amazing history. A visit here is definitely one that should be on anyone's bucket list. Beautiful and educational.
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