The Idaho State Historical Society has updated its COVID-19 protocols under Stage 2 following Governor Little’s announcement on November 13, 2020. The Idaho State Historical Society will continue to adhere to the Governor’s “Idaho Rebounds” plan in addition to following social distancing and sanitization guidelines as outlined by the CDC and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Staff and visitor safety remain the highest priority.
Our sites continue enhanced sanitation measures with your safety in mind. As of November 13, 2020, the Idaho State Historical Society is requiring that face coverings be worn by visitors and staff to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The number of visitors allowed in each venue is being limited to ensure social distancing and allow time for staff to carry out the enhanced sanitation procedures. Please click on the specific site links below to purchase tickets or make a member reservation in advance of your visit.
If you are interested in available online resources, they can be found on the Idaho History at Home page.


For more information on individual ISHS site hours and restrictions, please see below:

Idaho State Museum

Old Idaho Penitentiary

State Historic Preservation Office

Idaho State Archives and State Records Center