Fort Robinson History Center

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Crawford, NE 69339- Map It
(308) 665-2919

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Robinson History Center is in the 1905 post headquarters building at Fort Robinson State Park, 3200 US 20. Displays include a short film that chronicles the fort's history from its beginnings as a military camp that guarded the Red Cloud Indian Agency in 1874 to its role as a German POW camp after WWII. Visitors can tour a restored infantry barracks, an 1887 officers quarters building and a wheelwright shop. Displays in the infantry barracks include a video presentation about the Cheyenne Breakout of 1879, narrated in the Cheyenne language. The sites of the Red Cloud Indian Agency, the POW camp and a WWII K-9 Corps training facility also can be seen. Self-guiding tours are available. Guided horse-and-wagon tours are available by reservation in summer. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$2; free (ages 0-18).
Hours: Daily 8:30-5:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. 9-5, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.