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General Crook House Museum, Omaha

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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.
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  • 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 »
  • I enjoyed this house. The audio tour was not working but the house was lovely and well furnished with period pieces. It is 2 storybut they have an elevator if needed. In the small garden there were...  more »
  • Will be having our wedding ceremony here. Can't wait to see it in full bloom!! Went a few weeks ago to look around and this place is absolutely perfect for our ceremony! Roxanne has also been amazing through the process!
  • First and second floor nicely restored to 1870's. Basement displays called Straight Out of Omaha is very informative.

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