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Open year-round Monday through Saturday, except for certain holidays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

We are closed July 4th, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and Day. Check with us for other holiday schedules.

Please call or email for further information:
208-962-2054, [email protected] 


Adults - $6
Students - $3 (7-17)
Children under 6 – FREE

Museum Members – FREE

Learn about our two new exhibits!


Gift Shop and Monastery Welcome Center

At the Historical Museum, you can also visit the Gift Shop and learn about our historic Monastery. Purchase books, handcrafted items made by the Sisters, vintage items, and much more.

Directions to the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho

Boise US 95 N; US 55 N to US 95 N at New Meadows
Lewiston US 95 S
Missoula US 12 W to Kamiah (see directions below)
Seattle Via Vantage, Colfax and Lewiston
Spokane US 195 to Lewiston, US 95 S 
Walla Walla US 12 E to Lewiston, US 95 S

From the South (Boise)
Take the south Cottonwood exit off US Highway 95 into town and proceed until you see the railway trestle. Go under the railway trestle and follow Keuterville Road to the Monastery of St. Gertrude.

From the North (Lewiston)
Take the north Cottonwood exit off US Highway 95. At the first stop sign, turn right. Go under the railway trestle and follow Keuterville Road to the Monastery.

From the East (Missoula)
Take US Highway 12 across Lolo Pass and into Idaho. At Kamiah follow the signs left, right, and left for Highway 162 (it is clearly marked). You’ll know you are on the right road when you drive by two schools on your way out of town.

Stay on Highway 162 for approximately 15 miles and you come to a stop sign. Take a left at the stop sign and stay on that road for about 1 mile until you come to the first road to your right. There will be a sign that points towards Greencreek. Take that first road on your right. You will go through the community of Greencreek on your way towards Cottonwood. There will be a stop sign when you come to US Highway 95. Do NOT turn onto this highway but go straight across it and you will be entering Cottonwood. Follow the road that will wind through Cottonwood until you come to a stop sign. Turn right and go under the railway trestle following Keuterville Road to the Monastery.