Fort Sherman Museum

Location: North Idaho College, 1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene
Phone: (208) 769-3300
In 1877, General William Tecumseh Sherman came west and established an army fort that would become one of the Northwest’s major military institutions. Pioneers quickly settled around the fort, and in 1892, troops were sent from the fort to the Silver Valley to stop one of Idaho’s most notable mining disputes. At the outbreak of the Spanish American War, however, troops were dispatched again and the fort was abandoned in 1900. Today, a few structures remain amid North Idaho College’s modern buildings, and a walking tour to the preserved buildings is available. Visitors will also find displays about the passenger boat known as Miss Spokane, a model of what Fort Sherman looked like in its prime, outdoor exhibits of logging equipment, and a 1924 smokejumper’s cabin. The museum is open from 1 PM to 4:45 PM Tuesday through Saturday from May 1 to September 30.

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