Fort Robinson Museum
P.O. Box 304
Crawford, NE 69339-0304
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. 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
Frederic Remington's, Massacre of the Cheyennes near Fort Robinson in Nebraska, 1879
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 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.
Fort Robinson State Park, 3 miles west of
Crawford, NE on US highway 20
Memorial Day - Labor Day:
10 - 5 Tuesday - Sunday
September - May:
10 - 5 Monday - Friday
Closed all state holidays
$2 for adults.
Children with adults free.
Admission fees are waived for NSHS members.
Tours are available year round.
Group rates available.
Please call ahead to make reservations.
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