Welcome to the newly remodeled
Idaho Military History Museum
Public Hours: Tuesday through Saturday Noon to 4PM
We Are At:
The Idaho Military History Museum has just been named Best Museum in SpareFoot's Best of Boise 2014!
Purpose Of The Museum
The Idaho Military History Museum has been
established for the purpose of "preservation, display and interpretation of
history and artifacts that have a geographical tie to the history of the people and state of Idaho". The Idaho Military History Museum
was opened in 1995 by the Idaho Military Historical Society.
Hours Of Operation
The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 noon -
Other times or Special Appointments can be arranged.
Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Schools and Group Tours are welcome!
Please call ahead. Our number is (208) 272-4841.
We want to make sure we have enough staff on hand to answer any questions.
We also have a wheelchair available if needed.
You Should Take the Tour
Covering a broad spectrum of military history, via photos and artifacts, you
will see Gowen Field as it was during World War II as
well as Idahoans in the Philippine Insurrection through Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom.
A number of small arms are on display as are many of the guidons from units
past, some of which have felt the breezes of distant
lands and date back to the early years of the 20th century.
There are also exhibits on both the Idaho Air and Army National Guard as well as
Mountain Home Air Force Base, the United States
Marines and the US Navy. A collection of armored vehicles is in our outdoor compound.
Our volunteer staff will be happy to help you with any questions
that you may have about our displays.
You should allow at least one hour for your visit.
How To Get There
The Museum is located on Gowen Field but it can only be accessed
by the private entrance on Harvard Street.
As you come down Orchard or Gowen Road, follow the BROWN signs, they will lead you right to the Museum.
Click here for a map.
Parking is in the front of the Museum.
Idaho Military History Museum
4692 W. Harvard St.
Donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of operations. The Idaho Military History Museum is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and depends on your donations to remain open. Your generosity directly contributes to the operation of this Museum and will ensure its ability to continue with its Educational Outreach and Preservation of Idaho's Proud Military History.
You can also support the Museum by becoming a member. As a member, you will receive Pass In Review, our quarterly newsletter
as well as advance notice of upcoming events and activities. A General Membership is just 7 cents a day.
The next time you purchase something on line, the Museum can receive a commission on your purchase. The only catch is that you have to access the retailer through this website:
The number of businesses that are listed is sizeable and include everything from Home Depo to Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, 1-800flowers, even ebay will donate a portion of your purchase to the Museum.
We are also pleased to partner with Razoo and their Idaho Gives program. Here is the link make a donation to the Musuem.
When we visit a museum, whether as a child or adult, we embark on an exciting journey of discovery
- Former First Lady Laura Bush
Thank you for visiting our website; we hope you enjoy your tour. Please visit often and tell your friends about us!
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Page last updated:
Friday, January 16, 2015
Webmaster: Gayle Alvarez.