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Fort Robinson Museum


headquarters/museum building [R659-523] Seventy-Five years of military history!

From Crazy Horse to the cavalry to the K-9 Corps, Fort Robinson played host to them all. Experience the long and varied history of this outpost on the Plains. The museum at Fort Robinson is located in the 1905 post headquarters building. Museum exhibits trace the history from the post's role guarding the Red Cloud Agency (1874-77) through the housing of World War II German POW's (1943-46). Among the many fascinating objects you will see in the museum's exhibits are the only known dog kennel from the K-9 Corps of World War II, marksmanship medals earned by Caleb Benson, a Buffalo Soldier at Fort Robinson between 1902 and 1909, and nineteenth-century Sioux objects related to the Red Cloud Agency.

To learn more about Fort Robinson's history, you can visit more than a dozen historic structures and sites such as the 1904 blacksmith shop, the 1908 veterinary hospital, the 1887 officers' quarters, the 1875 guardhouse and adjutant's office, and the old post cemetery. A museum library featuring materials on Fort Robinson, military, and western history is available to researchers for inhouse use. A self-guided tour book and many books on military and western history are available for purchase in the museum store.

More Information on Fort Robinson history and museums.

Hours:

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, April 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 26-27
         8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27th (Closed for Arbor Day)
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily Monday, April 28-Monday, September 1 (Labor Day)
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, September 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

Phone:

308-665-2919

Location:

Northwest corner of Nebraska,
Fort Robinson State Park and Museum is 3.2 miles west of Crawford, NE on US Highway 20
(3200 West Highway 20, Crawford, Nebraska     69339)    

Map to Museum  

Brochure (pdf)
   

Special Events:

"After the Indian Wars: People, Places, and Episodes": The Ninth Fort Robinson History Conference
will be held April 25-27, 2013, at Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford, Nebraska.

Registration Form, with Program and Speakers' List

Past Fort Robinson History Conferences

Shop for products available at the Fort Robinson Landmark Store

Admission:

$2 for adults
Children under 18 free
Admission fees are waived for NSHS members.

Tours:

Tours: call 402-471-3499
Group rates available.
Please call ahead to make museum tour reservations.

Mailing address:

Fort Robinson Museum
PO Box 304
Crawford, NE 69339-0304

E-mail:

deb.mcwilliams@nebraska.gov


  
 Fort Robinson State Park: Facilities operated by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


Clash of the Mammoths
Trailside Museum of Natural History,
Fort Robinson State Park,
features the Clash of the Mammoths.

Fossil Freeway  Trailside Museum is on the Fossil Freeway


 
 
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 View the Travel and Tourism video featuring Fort Robinson

 


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