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Omaha Historic Sites

In Omaha history is alive and inviting. Climb aboard passenger trains from the 1940s and 50s at The Durham Museum, step inside the home of General George Crook to experience life during the Civil War and visit Boys Town, the historic campus made famous by Father Flanagan.

Historic South 24th Street is filled with Mexican tradition and stories about Omaha's rich heritage. The Old Market is a true merging of old and new, the historic warehouse area has been transformed into an art, shopping and dining district filled with entertainment.

Omaha is the birth place of U.S. President Gerald Ford and Civil rights leader Malcolm X. The Lewis and Clark Landing commemorates the famous exploring duo's trek through Nebraska, and the Mormon Trail Center showcases the struggles and triumphs during the Mormon Migration of 1846.

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Boys Town

  • 137th & W Dodge Rd
  • Omaha, NE 68010
  • Region: Southwest
  • Phone: (402) 498-1140
  • Toll-Free: (800) 625-1400
  • Visit Website

National Historic Landmark District. Visit the Hall of History, Visitors Center and the Father Flanagan House to get a first-hand look at the world-famous Village established by Father … more

Florence Mill

  • 9102 N 30th St
  • Omaha, NE 68112
  • Region: Northeast / Airport
  • Phone: (402) 551-1233
  • Visit Website

On national register. Under renovation, the original Winter Quarters Mill timbers date from 1846 and the Mormon Trail. The mill was re-established in 1857 during the Gold Rush passing … more

General Crook House Museum

  • 5730 N 30th St, Bldg 11B
  • On the Campus of Metropolitan Community College
  • Omaha, NE 68111

Award-winning, authentically restored home of General George Crook at Fort Omaha. The Italianate house built in 1879 and on National Register of Historic Places, shows how a Commanding … more

Gerald R. Ford Birth Site and Gardens

  • 32nd and Woolworth Ave
  • Omaha, NE 68105

Memorial to the 38th President of the United States, born in Omaha. A Kiosk modeled after the original house's turret contains birth site information and presidential mementos. A colonnade … more

Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center

  • 1326 S 32nd St
  • Omaha, NE 68105
  • Region: Midtown
  • Phone: (402) 595-1180
  • Fax: (402) 595-1178
  • Visit Website

Adjacent to the Gerald R Ford birth site. Conservation division of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Not open to the public - open by appointment with conservators only.

Historic Florence Bank and Depot Museums

  • 8502 N 30th St (Bank)
  • 29th & Dick Collins Rd (Depot)
  • Omaha, NE 68106-1331
  • Region: Northeast / Airport
  • Phone: (402) 453-4462
  • Visit Website

Oldest bank in Nebraska (1856). Displays on early Florence history and bank manager's living quarters upstairs. Depot is from 1888 with 1890 caboose and railroad displays. Depot Accessible.

Joslyn Castle

  • 3902 Davenport St
  • Omaha, NE 68131
  • Region: Midtown
  • Phone: (402) 595-2199
  • Fax: (402) 595-1007
  • Visit Website

This Scottish Baronial four story, 35-room mansion was built in 1903 as the private home of George and Sarah Joslyn. It was designed by prominent architect John McDonald and also features a … more

Malcolm X Birthsite

  • 3448 Evans St
  • Omaha, NE 68111
  • Region: Northeast / Airport
  • Phone: (402) 881-8118
  • Toll-Free: (800) 645-9287
  • Fax: (402) 881-8108
  • Visit Website
  • Send E-Mail

The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation continues to remember Omaha native Malcolm X by creating a beautiful plaza and educational memorial site at the place of his birth. The state of Nebraska … more

Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters

  • 3215 State St
  • Omaha, NE 68112
  • Region: Northeast / Airport
  • Phone: (402) 453-9372
  • Fax: (402) 453-1538
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Free admission. Open daily, 9 to 9. Visitor’s Center and Museum depicts the 1846-1860 migration of 90,000 pioneers to the Rocky Mountains. Displays include full sized log cabin, covered … more

Old Market

  • Harney to Jackson Sts and 10th to 13th Sts
  • Omaha, NE 68108
  • Region: Downtown / Old Market
  • Phone: (402) 346-4445
  • Visit Website

Unique shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants and entertainment in a historic neighborhood. Shop bookstores to bakeries, art galleries to antiques, clothing to collectibles, then dine in one of … more

Prospect Hill Cemetery

  • 3202 Parker St
  • Omaha, NE 68111
  • Region: Northeast / Airport
  • Phone: (402) 556-6057
  • Visit Website

Omaha’s pioneer cemetery (1858). Here lie many who built Omaha and gave their names to Omaha streets and businesses, and Nebraska towns and counties. Also found here are veterans of wars … more

 

 

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