Fort Robinson History Center

Fort Robinson History Center Information

Seasonal Hours May 1 - September 2

Daily: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Off-Season Hours September 3 - April 30

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Adults (19 and over): $5
Children (5-18): $3
Young Children (4 & under): Free

Free for History Nebraska members, College/University Students, AAM/AASLH/ICOM members, and employees of Nebraska museums (with staff ID)

A Nebraska Game and Parks park permit is required to enter the Fort Robinson State Park area. Click here to purchase a daily or annual park permit.


3200 West Highway 20
Crawford, NE 69339
Native Americans, Indian agents, African-American Buffalo Soldiers, the K-9 Corps, German Prisoners of War—these are just some of the people whose lives intersected with Fort Robinson. Explore this complex past in exhibits in the 1905 post headquarters building that trace the history from the post’s role guarding the Red Cloud Agency (1874-77) through the housing of World War II German PWs (1943-46).

See fascinating objects such as:

  • The only known dog kennel from the K-9 Corps of World War II
  • Marksmanship medals earned by Buffalo Soldier Caleb Benson between 1902 and 1909
  • Nineteenth-century Sioux objects related to the Red Cloud Agency

Discover more through more historic structures and sites:

  • 1904 blacksmith shop
  • 1908 veterinary hospital
  • 1887 adobe officers’ quarters
  • 1875 guardhouse and adjutant’s office
  • Old post cemetery
  • Prisoner of war camp site

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