Operating Hours & Seasons
The visitor center for Nez Perce National Historical Park at Spalding, Idaho, is open all year. The hours of operation are:
Spring Hours: From mid-March to Memorial Day weekend, the visitor center will be open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
The Visitor Center at Big Hole National Battlefield in Wisdom, Montana is open all year. The hours of operation are:
Bear Paw Battlefield is open year round from dawn to dusk. The Blaine County Museum in Chinook has exhibits and an audiovisual program on the battle at Bear Paw. In the summer the museum is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They are closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. For the remainder of the year, it is open on weekdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. They are closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.
Did You Know?
For centuries the Nez Perce used Tolo Lake or Tepalewam as a gathering place. In June, 1877 the Wallowa Nez Perce paused here before their final move to the Reservation. Brooding over past injustices, warriors raided homes on the Salmon River, precipitating events that would trigger the 1877 War.