The facility was constructed in 1908 by a grant from Andrew Carnegie for a library. The Mountain Home Museum building is architecturally significant as a local example of a public building rendered in the western colonial revival style.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
If you want to find the "mountain" in Mountain Home, you have to look towards the foothills where the community was first located. The city was originally named Rattlesnake Station, an appropriate name according to ranchers in the area. The path of the Oregon Trail passed within a mile of Rattlesnake Station so many travelers depended on the community for supplies. It also served as an important stage stop on the way to the Rocky Bar and Atlanta mines.
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free
There are many interesting historical artifacts in the museum, including documents related to the origins of the county, relics from the county’s Native American period, mining and logging era, sheep, cattle and agricultural industry.
Your support and contribution will enable us to meet our goal to :
“Preserve and promote activities that encourage
appreciation of the history
of Mountain Home &
Elmore County, Idaho”
We are a non-profit 501 c 3 organization.