Historic Past. Proud Future.


Welcome to the Home Page of The Idaho Military History Museum!


Welcome to the newly remodeled

Idaho Military History Museum
Public Hours: Tuesday through Saturday Noon to 4PM



We Are At: 
4692 W. Harvard St.
Boise, Idaho  83705
(Next to Gowen Field)


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 military
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 - 4:00 p.m.
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.
Boise, ID  83705




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. 

Click here to become a member. 


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: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Webmaster: Gayle Alvarez.