Omaha is the birthplace of many famous people, who are known far outside the state of Nebraska – including the civil rights activist Malcolm X, the US President Gerald Ford, and businessperson Warren Buffett. As the largest city in the state, it’s also known for being the origin story of the Reuben Sandwich.
There are many things to see here, including guided tours of historic birthplace houses that have earned their place in history. If you want to stand where some of the greatest figures in world history have been, then you’ll have to make a trip to Omaha – and many people do every year!
Historic Birthplace Houses in Omaha
Here’s a look at some of the best Historic Birthplace Houses to visit in Omaha, including the Malcolm X House Site and the Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens.
More About Omaha
Omaha is the largest city within the state of Nebraska, with a growing population of people who can trace their heritage all over the world. Industries like agriculture and chemical processing are big here, but this is also the spot where many famous and notable people had their beginnings and took their first steps.
Omaha, NE is the birthplace of many great minds and the fruitful spring where many great thoughts have sprung from.
Some of the sites located in Nebraska include the Malcolm X House Site, and the Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens.
The Malcolm X House Site
The Malcolm X House Site marks the location where the great civil rights activist Malcolm X (b. Malcolm Little) lived with his family. He was born on May 19th, 1925 – where his family settled at what’s today known as one of the most important houses in United States History.
It’s located at 3448 Pinkey Street (Northern Omaha), and it’s where the great activist spent his formative years. As a heritage site, this location also hosts guided tours – and a lot of history can be learned from right here.
Malcolm would live here with his family (Earl and Louise), until later moving on to become an inspirational leader and voice.
The Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens
President Gerald R. Ford was the 38th President of the United States, standing in office from 1974 to 1977.
He was born in July 1913, spending several weeks in the home – located at 3202 Woolworth Avenue – that first belonged to his grandparents. By the time he moved on to spend most of his childhood elsewhere, history had already been made – and this location today is one of the most popular spots for locals and visitors to the city.
Guided tours of the home and gardens can be arranged, with many little bits of history that make up the larger story to see.
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The Log Cabin
There’s one house in Omaha that’s not famous for who was born there, but for when it was built. Built in the 1830s, The Log Cabin, standing at 1805 Hancock Street located in Bellevue, NE is famous for being the oldest still-standing private home in the state.
It’s only once you think you’ve seen everything in Omaha when someone tells you about the Log Cabin.
Warren Buffett’s (Business) Birthplace
Warren Buffett is one of the world’s most wealthy investors and remains involved in charity donating his time and money to worthy causes. Buffet is known as the Oracle of Omaha for his stock predictions – and let’s not forget that the whole process started right here.
The home where Buffett started his first business was put up for auction in 2022, however, you can still go view the place where one of the greatest minds in business had his very first beginnings.
Somewhere between the three-bedroom and four-bathrooms, history was made in Omaha one more time!
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