Saint Joseph's Mission is the site where Father Cataldo established the first Roman Catholic mission to serve the Nez Perce people.
This page provides the information you need to plan your visit.
Getting to Saint Joseph's Mission
Saint Joseph's Mission is located 6.5 miles southwest of town of Culdesac, ID.
33081 Mission Creek Rd.
Culdesac, ID. 83524
Driving to Saint Joseph's Mission
From the Nez Perce National Historical Park Visitor Center in Spalding, ID, head east on US-95 S for 9.7 miles. Turn right onto Mission Creek Road and continue for 4.0 miles. St. Joseph's Mission will be on the left.
From Route 95 at Culdesac, ID, head west Route 95 North for 2 miles. Turn left onto Mission Creek Road and continue for 4.0 miles. St. Joseph's Mission will be on the left.
Things to Do at Saint Joseph's Mission
Explore the Site
Saint Joseph's Mission is an affiliated site of the Nez Perce National Historical Park and is located on private property. The mission closed in 1958 and most of the buildings are now gone; however, the chapel has been preserved and is still standing today, though no longer in use. The interior of the the chapel is not accessible to the public; however, in front of the building there is an interpretive sign that talks about the mission.