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Note: The Idaho State Historical Society provides contracted rental space for public and private events. The Idaho State Historical Society does not endorse and is not affiliated with any subsequent programming or events by a third-party rental client. All inquiries about rentals at an Idaho State Historical Society site should be directed to

Idaho State Museum

The Idaho State Museum has unique spaces for hosting private events, which provide an opportunity for guests to incorporate history into their special event. Now accepting bookings! Ask about non-profit and government rates.


(208) 780-5194 

Old Idaho Penitentiary

Old Idaho Penitentiary

The Old Idaho Penitentiary is available to rent as a unique venue for corporations, non-profits and some private parties (limitations apply). Fundraisers and for-profit events are approved on a case by case basis and may require additional fees.

Please note: The Old Idaho Penitentiary does not accept private rentals during the month of October.


Idaho State Archives Exterior

Idaho History Center

The Idaho History Center is available as a unique venue for your next gathering. Your guests will enjoy the gorgeous modern facility with views of the Idaho Botanical Gardens, the Old Idaho Penitentiary, and Table Rock.


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