General Crook House Museum

5730 N 30th St., Omaha, NE 68111
(402) 455-9990

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Fort Omaha’s former commanding officer quarters have been preserved as the General Crook House Museum. Fort Omaha served as the Headquarters for the Department of the Platte in 1878. Its parade grounds and brick buildings live on today as the Metropolitan Community College campus. Once a key supply fort while the west was settled, the fort was abandoned and reactivated many times. Its diverse history includes a prominent role in the 1879 trial of Ponca Chief Standing Bear and the site of the world’s largest balloon school in the early 1900s.