An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Rent the Idaho State Historical Museum

A Unique and Educational Facility for your Next Event

A Closer Look

Consider the Old Idaho Penitentiary or the Idaho History Center for your next event!  Call 208-334-2844 for information on rentals at the Old Pen, or 208-514-2302 for information on rentals at IHC.

Exciting changes are coming for the Idaho Historical Museum! 
The Museum has closed for renovation and expansion as of August 4, 2014.  Museum rentals will not be available during construction.

Located in the heart of downtown Boise in Julia Davis Park, the Idaho State Historical Museum is available to rent as a unique venue for your next gathering. Your guests will enjoy strolling through our galleries to engage with the story of Idaho and the West and interacting with our stunning exhibitions.

The museum can accommodate a reception of 600 standing or a banquet for 210 seated.  Several options are available for rental including:

The Special Exhibits Gallery

The museum's largest room is 3,000 square feet and measures 60 feet by 50 feet.  It is suitable for meetings, luncheons, and seated dinners, with access to the entire upper level and a small adjacent kitchen.  It will host comfortably a group of up to 210 people for a lecture, reception, or seated dinner.

The Prospector Room

Measuring 960 square feet, this room can seat 60 people comfortably.  Located in the museum's lower level, it is great for meetings and workshops.  A separate hourly rate of $75 applies to this room.M.C. Smith Saloon

M.C. Smith Saloon

Located upstairs, this striking venue will give your event a rustic, Old West flavor.  The stunning front and back bar with a large saloon mirror is perfect for serving drinks and appetizers.

Catering Kitchen

Conveniently located off the Special Exhibits Gallery, the kitchen provides a staging area for food preparation.

Please note that the capacity numbers are averages and may vary based upon current exhibitions.