Operating Hours & Seasons

The visitor center for Nez Perce National Historical Park at Spalding, Idaho, hours of operation are:

Visitor Center Hours: From April to December the Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Winter Closure: In the months of December, January, and February the Spalding visitor center will be closed Sunday-Monday. The visitor center will be open with regular hours Tuesday-Saturday.

The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.


The Visitor Center at Big Hole National Battlefield in Wisdom, Montana is open all year. The hours of operation are:

Spring and Summer Hours: From mid-May to mid-September the park is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Winter Hours: In November, the park's winter hours will be - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The visitor center is closed Monday-Tuesday from November to March. Call the park for current conditions - 406-689-3155.

Fall Hours: Early September to November, the park is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please Note: Early winter weather can have an effect on hours. Call the park for current conditions: 406-689-3155.

The visitor center is closed Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Martin Luther King Day, and President's Day.


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.

Last updated: April 4, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai, ID 83540-9715

Phone:

(208) 843-7009

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