Omaha History Tours

Swivel up to an old fashioned soda fountain and order a phosphate. Hop on board President Harry S. Truman's press train. Visit the home of Civil War General George Crook.  Hold on tight as your motorcoach is high-jacked by cowboy bank robbers. Omaha History Tours will transport you back in time and bring history to life. 

Explore the experiences below and connect with Omaha’s Group Tour Manager Jessica Settje to start planning your tour. 

Guided Tours - Listen to fun and surprising stories of Omaha’s storied past, its history as a foodie innovator - Omaha is the birthplace of the Reuben sandwich - and Omaha’s place on the stage – Henry Fonda started his acting career here. See one of the largest outdoor murals in the country and hear the fascinating story of how it was created.

Boys Town - Tour this national treasure founded in 1917 by Father Edward Flanagan. The expansive campus features a museum, historic chapel, gardens and a world-renowned youth care program. Walk through Father Flanagan’s home and learn about the canonization process that is currently underway.

Mormon Trail Center - Engage history at this interactive museum that walks visitors through the incredible journey of the early Mormon pioneers during the winter migration of 1846.

Florence Mill & Bank Museum* - Learn about the Gold Rush and how this tiny mill played a roll in more than 150 years of history. 

The Durham Museum - Explore the region's rich history in this beautifully restored 1930s art deco train station. Hop on board historic passenger trains. Take a look at one rarest coin collections in the world. The Smithsonian affiliate also serves up historic flavors with its authentic 1930s soda fountain.

General Crook House* - Visit the 19th Century home of Civil War General George Crook. The Victorian heirloom garden features 110 varieties of heirloom flowers.

St. Cecilia's Cathedral - Take a guided tour of this Spanish-style cathedral built by famous architect Thomas Kimball. Enjoy the museum and gift shop.

Joslyn Castle* - Feel the Scottish influence with guided tours through this historic 35-room 1903 castle filled with unique woodwork from all continents of the world.

Riekes Museum - Walk through a re-creation of a ‘shul', a Jewish house of prayer. Explore the Jewish history and culture of Nebraska through photographs and exhibits.

*National Register of Historic Places



Boys Town

Bank of Florence

St Cecilias Cathedral

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