The Nez Perce National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park comprising 38 sites located throughout the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington which are the traditional aboriginal lands of the Nez Perce. Headquarters is located in Spalding, Idaho, 11 miles east of Lewiston. The sites commemorate the history, culture, and stories of the people. The park’s headquarters are located in Lapwai, Idaho.
The history and culture of the Nez Perce Indian country are preserved, commemorated, and interpreted here. Of the original 24 sites, 4 are administered by the National Park Service and 20 through cooperative agreements. Of the 14 additional sites added in 1992, only the Big Hole National Battlefield is managed by the National park Service. Agreements with the property owners are being worked out to provide for public access to each area.
Fun Things To Do: The museums at Park Headquarters in Spalding, Idaho and Big Hole National Battlefield in Wisdom, Montana offer visitors the opportunity to view exhibits, take ranger-led tours, and see movies on Nez Perce history and culture. Both places have walking trails and picnic facilities. There are numerous recreational opportunities in the national forests that are within driving distance of most park sites. The Nez Perce National Historic Trail and a section of the Lewis and Clark Trail are part of the Park.
Hours: Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day
Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 U.S. Highway 95
Spalding, ID, 83540-9715
Tel. (208) 843-2261