Joslyn Castle

Joslyn Castle, Omaha: Address, Phone Number, Joslyn Castle Reviews: 4/5

Joslyn Castle
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The estate of entrepreneur George Joslyn and his wife Sarah.
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TC c
Monterey, CA188 contributions
Save your money$$
Jul. 2021 • Couples
The home has been owned by the local county for decades and was utilized for various government departments over the years in the past. The main house has been brought back to what it was for the most part. The issue though is that it lacks many furnishings of the period. There are a few items present from the original family. The carriage house is still being leased out to private businesses not restored. Compared to other historic homes this lacks the architectural detail, creativity and history as seen in other supposed premire homes of past. The film is interesting and the tour guides do a fine job for what they have to work with. Definitely over rated for the value and quality.
Written 1 August 2021
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BadCoKCMO
Kansas City, MO58 contributions
Beautiful architecture and woodwork
Jun. 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the beauty and history of Joslyn castle. Our guide provided detailed information and pointed out all of the home’s secrets, history and highlights. The architecture and woodwork were phenomenal. Mom loved the oval Dining room, with its beautiful fireplace and ceiling detail. I was obsessed with the woodwork and the opulence of the Gold Room. The conservatory was also a nice touch that you don’t often see in historic homes. After the tour, we took time to enjoy the ground around the castle. June 2021 there were no advance ticket sales, so we arrived early to ensure our desire time. Elevator is available for those unable to walk the 3 flights. Masks were not required.
Written 24 June 2021
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Aln357
Anacoco, LA414 contributions
Enjoyed it but tour took longer than expected
May 2021 • Family
It is a shame that this Castle was not totally preserved. Has been used for other purposes since the 1940s but is still a very nice museum. With the guided tour it takes almost two hours to complete. Amazing woodwork. Tragedy that it was not kept original. Has to be one of the top 100 interesting private residence in the United States.
Written 10 May 2021
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Mom of 4
3 contributions
Nice place for a stroll
Aug. 2020
The grounds are open for a nice stroll or picnic. The interior is beautiful if they are open for tours.
Written 24 August 2020
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ksufan88
Wichita, KS4,012 contributions
One of the highlights of Omaha
Jul. 2020
They do not accept advance reservations, and they are currently limiting the tour size to 10 people at a time so we were worried we would not get our preferred tour time. Fortunately, we got in at our preferred time. They have an on premises parking lot as well as nearby street parking. You need to allow 90 minutes for the complete tour, and face masks are being required. The house is full of finely crafted woodwork and stained glass windows, and the guide highlights many of the unique and Scottish Baronial features of the house.
Written 18 July 2020
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KV1327
Fredericksburg, United States23 contributions
Elegant
Nov. 2019
Charming grounds and inspiring. Loved all the details that have been preserved.Great docents. Flowers and grounds are richly appointed.
Written 15 March 2020
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btom3137
Lincoln, NE27 contributions
Sunday afternoon visit
Nov. 2019
We wanted something to do on a Sunday afternoon and I remembered the Joslyn Castle, so we went there and took the tour. It was GREAT! It is one of those things that is right in your home town and you never seem to visit it. Well we did visit it and it was worth it. It is a must see in Omaha!
Written 24 December 2019
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kirkS
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OSU road trip
Oct. 2019 • Friends
Every room had a unique theme and floor! The slightly pink marble on the outside steps is worth the visit. The staff takes plenty of time to answer your questions. A must see while visiting Omaha!
Written 7 October 2019
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MCC-0001
Franklin, Kentucky317 contributions
Waste of money
Sep. 2019
We bought tickets for the inside tour. We watched a little movie and then a lady with a thick German? accent informed us that all the rooms were empty. No furnishings. Just empty rooms. We left without taking the rest of the tour.
Written 16 September 2019
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Jim H
Westerville, OH573 contributions
Well worth your time
May 2019
The Joslyn family were major benefactors to many Omaha institutions, including the Art Museum. The Joslyn Castle was originally built as their home and served for many years as the headquarters for the Omaha City Schools. Consequently, many of the historic elements were lost due to numerous renovations over the years but the Castle is being restored (as money allows) and many historic elements are being uncovered, rediscovered or restored.

The tour guides provide a good history of the Castle and of the City of Omaha. The guide on our tour was quite knowledgeable about the history of the building and the City.

Well worth the time to tour. Be sure to check tour dates/times and the availability of tours - the castle is NOT open everyday.
Written 26 August 2019
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