VISITOR CENTER 208-756-1222
Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm
Mon, Wed & Thurs 9am - 3pm
Tues & Frid 9am - 1pm
Over 6 Years: $5 per person
Family: $12 (parents and children)
Groups & Tours: $4 per person
Call (208) 756-1188 to schedule a tour
Ages 6 and under and Lemhi County
2 Miles East of Salmon Idaho on Hwy 28
(208) 756-1188 [main office]
(208) 756-1222 [visitor center]
The Event Rental Spaces and the
Park and Trails are open year-round.
The Visitor Interpretive Center is open from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.
Get Involved - Volunteer at Sacajawea Center
The docents take a yearly trip to a regional historical site including Leesburg, Ft. Hall and Lemhi Pass. A monthly breakfast meeting includes good food, current information for all regarding events at the Center and idea sharing to improve the visitor experience. The 2012 docents’ trip is a journey to the Big Hole Battlefield in Montana.
- Meeting people from all over the world
- Helping people enjoy their visit
- Working with positive people
- Learning about Native American culture and history,Lewis and Clark Expedition, local history, customer service
- Participate in event planning
- Opportunities to share stories about your community
- Celebrating together and rewards programs
The end of the season finds all the docents and volunteers at Judy Barkley’s yard for the yearly BBQ/potluck, a thank you party to all for everything they do for the Center. Too much food and lots of laughs!
Provide an Interpretive and Cultural Center with education and programs that interpret the history of Sacajawea and the significance of her role with the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, the unique historical aspects of the expedition within Lemhi County, bring greater understanding and enlightenment of the Native American and Sacajawea’s people (the Lemhis) to all the people of the world, promote local community arts, educational, and recreational programs, preserve natural environments and open spaces, promote tourism and job creation, and provide visitor services related to Federal land interpretive sites, which will provide a lasting legacy for Sacajawea, the Lemhi Shoshoni people, the community, and the Nation.
Typically the first person the visitors will see at any museum or interpretive center. Our docents are stationed at the Visitor Center, greeting visitors, providing information about facilities and programs, assisting with special requests, providing information about the community, sharing stories, and helping visitors have a more enjoyable experience, May include other educational programs or provide interpretive talks depending on your interest and availability. Could include filling in at the Gift Shop, Visitor Information Desk, or Information Center.
The docents are the guides to the Center and are generally the first person the visitors to the Center encounter. They are knowledgeable about the facility and its background, the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the things to do and see in the area. The docents’ manual covers many aspects of interpretive work and includes basic information on the Expedition, the history of the Center property, Sacajawea and the Agai Dika and valuable hints for effective customer service. The veteran docents give one on one training for the new docents on the procedures and equipment at the Interpretive Center. HAVE FUN!
Become a Sacajawea Friend with your donation! Thank you for considering a contribution to the Sacajawea Center. Your selfless gift makes programming, staffing, and community events possible. With a goal to increase community involvement and support of the Sacajawea Center, financial stability is critical to the vitality of the Center. Your donations allow everyone the opportunity to participate in hands-on historical and environmental learning opportunities, concerts and other annual events, as well as keep our doors open! The Sacajawea Center is thankful for the many, many volunteers who give generously of their time to assist the Center in providing fun, educational programs for the community. Whether you choose to volunteer for special events and programs or commit to becoming a Docent, we are thankful for any interest. Join the Sacajawea Team!
We welcome new docents and are thankful for the wonderful docents who staff the Interpretive Center every day from end of May through September.
We love our Volunteers! Call the Sacajawea Center (208) 756-1188 for more information on volunteer opportunities.
Internships Available at the Sacajawea Center. Need to fufill your internship requirements for your high school or college? The Sacajawea Center has internships available throughout the year.