Idaho Historical Museum19 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 214 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83702, USA, United States
- Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2083342120
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Family And Kids
Have an enthralling experience in one of the oldest museums in the city. Built in the 19th century, Idaho Historical Museum has ever since been an impressive guide to the country’s history and its development. It houses an extensive collection of more than 250,000 items conserved and put on display in its colourful exhibits for visitors to learn and understand. The whole visit gets even more interesting when natives, clad in their traditional attire warmly welcomes you in, reenacting the past in a way that is worth experiencing.
Idaho Historical Museum Travel Tips
- Free parking available.
- Smoking is prohibited.
Idaho Historical Museum Hours
- The Museum is closed for renovation. Contact the authorities before visiting.
How to Reach Idaho Historical Museum
- Bus Station: Broadway & Front
- By Taxi
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3.78% of people who visit Boise include Idaho Historical Museum in their plan
66.67% of people start their Idaho Historical Museum visit around 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Idaho Historical Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Idaho Historical Museum
Idaho Historical Museum Reviews & Ratings
A great example of a state prison. A very informative tour laid out with videos and interpretive signs. You can walk all around this prison from the general population halls, Siberia, the isolation cells to the hanging room. It is very sobering as you peak into the past. There are some beautifully tended gardens on the grounds as well as a building that is just weaponry from the past. There are interactive features of your tour to enjoy as well.
Such a fun museum. I visit Boise a few times a year and it was great to finally visit after the renovation. Top fun for the whole family and so much about Idaho to learn. Completely wheelchair accessible which is great. The small art gallery was a highlight for me.
We recently held a company event with 175 attendees at the museum that was fabulous. The renovated space was lovely and the staff was accommodating and great to work with! Highly recommend!
Totally different from what they had before. The remodel is nice. There three floors of more than enough to keep you busy and kids love all the new interactive things. Some of the cool stuff they used to have has been reduced down from a whole exhibit to a few pieces. For example they had what looked like a full size Chinese apothecary in the old one but only a few select items now. If your wondering the two headed calf is still there.
I really enjoyed the remodel. I can see that it's geared towards all audiences. When I asked if there were more exhibits coming about Native Americans and Idaho I was told there was a small section and boy was it small. The old Museum had a lot more artifacts from the Native Americans of Idaho and I felt like we weren't truly representing who was here first and their history. All in all good job on the remodel.