Basic Information

A group of visitors looking at museum exhibits.
Come and explore the park's exhibits at the main visitor center at the Spalding Site.

National Park Service/Nez Perce NHP.

Welcome to Nez Perce National Historical Park. We are special place - a park about a people for all people. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, the park focuses on a people who live in a landscape that ancestors called home.

The story of the Nez Perce is told through thirty-eight sites scattered across four states - Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The park service administers nine of these sites. The Spalding Visitor Center is located ten miles east of Lewiston, Idaho on U.S. Highway 95.


10 miles west of Lewiston, ID on U.S. Highway 95

3 miles north of Lapwai, ID on U.S. Highway 95

Next to the Clearwater River

Visitor Center Hours: Winter (Starts Labor Day)

Daily: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days

Visitor Center Hours: Summer (Starts Memorial Day)

Daily: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                           Winter  Spring  Summer  Fall  

Average Highs in °F:   43°    63°        85°     63°

Average Lows in °F:    30°      41°      57°     42°


Elevations in the Park range from 700 feet above sea level to over 8,000, providing a wide range of climatic conditions, that follow the four seasons. Be prepared for very warm weather in the summer months, in particular in the river valleys. The spring and fall are moderate and comfortable. Winter conditions can be severe in the higher elevations, with snow and ice making travel difficult and dangerous. Please visit the National Weather Service for comprehensive weather information.

No Entry Fee

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee - $0.00

There are no fees to visit any of the sites of Nez Perce National Historical Park. Also, as of 2007 Big Hole National Battlefield stopped collecting entrance fees. Entrance to the battlefield is now free!

Last updated: June 19, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai, ID 83540-9715


(208) 843-7009

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