An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Historic Sites

Pack a Lunch and Explore Idaho History!

In Boise, tour the Old Idaho Penitentiary, see one of the oldest Bureau of Reclamation Buildings—the Boise Project Office, or stop by the old Assay Office and enjoy the surrounding park.

Visit one of Idaho’s earliest settlements, Franklin, where many of the town’s original historic buildings stand to this day! Tour the museum in the Relic Hall and interpretive center in the Hatch House.

Visit the Pierce Courthouse, built in 1862 before Idaho was a territory.

Stop by Hansen to tour the Stricker Homesite, the interpretive center, and the remains of the historic Rock Creek Station, a once-thriving stage stop along the Oregon Trail.