Skip to main content

Coeur d'Alene Old Mission State Park


Event Venues, Convention & Meeting Venues Education Attractions, Museums and Destinations

Non-Profit Membership


The Coeur d' Alene's Old Mission State Park spotlights the oldest building in Idaho. The Mission of the Sacred Heart was constructed between 1850 and 1853 by Catholic missionaries and members of the Coeur d' Alene Tribe. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Sacred Heart Mission and the Coeur d'Alene's Old Mission State Park provide an educational experience not found anywhere else, giving visitors an opportunity to examine the dynamics and complexities between Jesuit missionaries and the tribal people among whom they settled in a beautiful park setting. The park features the Sacred Heart Mission church, a restored Parish House and a historic cemetery.

The visitor center includes a gift shop and a new award-winning exhibition "Sacred Encounters: Father De Smet & the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West" to help tell the fascinating story of the Mission, the Tribe and the missionaries.

Located near the Trail of the Coeur d' Alene's, one of the most spectacular biking trails in the Western United States, the Mission is an excellent place to stop for the day while on the trail, a wonderful place to view Idaho history and architecture and one of the most beautiful locations for a wedding and reception.

Open All Year with seasonal hours changes: 

Winter Hours (Mid Oct - Mid May) 10am - 3pm  Summer Hours (Mid May - Mid Oct) 9am - 5pm

Location: 28 miles E of Coeur d' Alene, ID | 60 miles E of Spokane, WA | 141 miles NW of Missoula, MT | 382 miles N of Boise, ID 

Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee: $7 per vehicle  Exhibit Fees: $5.00/person or $10.00/family

Check out their website for more information: Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park | Department of Parks and Recreation ( 


Membership Type

Non-Profit Membership

Powered By GrowthZone