The Glenns Ferry School was built in 1909 from sandstone quarried and transported by barge and wagon from south of the Snake River. It served until 1965 as a school. In 1986 the City of Glenns Ferry acquired the building to preserve it from vandalism and neglect. The Historical Society operated it as a museum open for visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through September.
The artifacts and displays inside the Glenns Ferry Historical Museum showcase; artworks; classic photographs; antique furniture and appliances in re-creations of kitchens and living rooms; a full classroom packed with antique school desks representing a century of learning; a full room dedicated to Glenns Ferry’s railroad legacy and, in the museum’s Three Island Crossing Room, a covered wagon to memorialize the pioneers’ crossing of the nearby Snake River. Most recently the school bell that swung from the tower through the 1900s has been restored and returned to the school house.
161 W. Cleveland Ave., Glenns Ferry phone: 208-366-2320
Seasonal Hours of Operation
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
Saturdays and Sundays Noon to 5:00pm
Meetings – Third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Location will be at the Museum, unless otherwise posted on the Museum front door.