Our Mission

To Maintain and Protect Rathdrum’s Historic and Cultural Resources for Future Generations

Thank You to our Members, our Community, and our many Visitors near and far. We appreciate your continued support, contributions and donations. Together we can preserve our past for the future.

Member donations and contributions and your support help us to keep our Rathdrum Jail Museum open and available to the community and visitors. We have exhibits, record news – both current and historical; local families have donated antiques, photos, and artifacts. We have our meetings in the Community Room of the Jail Museum. In addition to our tours, we have fundraisers, social events, and educational gatherings/functions.

We are a non-profit organization comprised of 100% volunteer staffing. Financial contributions in the form of donation and membership are tax deductible. We are continuously looking for ways to preserve and share the history of the Rathdrum area and welcome any participation – MEMBERSHIP, DONATION, CONTRIBUTION, and/or VOLUNTEER.

Rathdrum Aerial 1953
Aerial view of Rathdrum. Main line of the Northern Pacific and Hwy 41 visible. 1953.

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Museum/Jail Hours

We are open for the season!  Saturdays and Sundays 12 pm – 4 pm.

Private tours available year round upon request (weather permitting) with a suggested donation of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for kids.

The jail today
The jail as it is today.