The oldest standing building in all of Idaho is found here, in the Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park. The Mission of the Sacred Heart or Sacred Heart Mission was constructed between 1850 and 1853 by Catholic missionaries and members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Sacred Heart Mission and the Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park provide an educational experience not found anywhere else, giving visitors an opportunity to examine the dynamics and complexities between Jesuit missionaries and the tribal people among whom they settled.
The park features the Sacred Heart Mission building, a restored Parish House, and a historic cemetery. The visitor center includes a gift shop and the new exhibit: Sacred Encounters - Father DeSmet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West which tells the history of the Mission and the Coeur d'Alene Indians.
Northern Idaho, one mile E. of Cataldo, I-90 off Exit 39
From Coeur d’Alene travel E. on I-90 approximately 26 mile, take Exit 39. Park is 10 miles W. of Kellogg.
See location map below.
Mission Church and Parish House -Summer hours: April - October 9am-5pm. Winter hours: November -March 10am-3pm. Closed major holidays in the winter. The Mission, Parish house and Visitor Center are all open during these hours.
Boating Facilities, Gift Shop, Handicap Access, Parking, Restrooms, Visitor Center