Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center

Sign that reads Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center in front of rustic log building
Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

Quick Facts
Old Faithful

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Wheelchair Accessible

Open daily during the summer season.

The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center highlights Native American artists, scholars, and presenters, providing an opportunity for Indigenous peoples to directly engage visitors through formal and informal education. The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center is centrally located between Old Faithful Lodge and Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. 

Find more information and schedule.

2024 Season

  • Open May 20–October 11


Entrance and information desk are accessible.


In 2022, Yellowstone National Park commemorated 150 years as the world’s first national park. Yellowstone Forever and the National Park Service recognize that prior to being established as a national park, Yellowstone was the home of—and is still culturally significant to—many Tribal Nations.

The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center is a space where Indigenous artists, scholars and presenters from the 27 associated Tribes of Yellowstone National Park directly engage with visitors through formal and informal education. The center is a partnership between the National Park Service and Yellowstone Forever, with Tribal consultation.

The building was the first photography store and studio opened in 1884 by Frank J. Haynes, providing millions of the park’s first visitors with now-famous photographs and postcards. It was restored in 2012.

Yellowstone National Park

Last updated: May 20, 2024