Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum
Explore Jackson's fascinating Wild West-era history with a visit to the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum. Exhibits feature stories from Jackson’s early homesteading and ranching days to the development of tourism and mountaineering in Grand Teton National Park. The museum also features a large collection of Native American artifacts and moose, elk, and deer mounts.
The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum celebrates the history of the Jackson Hole area with interactive exhibits for both adults and children. Kids can pick up an activity book and complete tasks to earn their own sheriff’s badge. Docent-led tours of the museum are available for an extra charge, and the society leads free walking tours through historic downtown Jackson during the summer. The museum also sponsors history talks, storytelling events, and brewery socials.
Things to know before you go
*A visit to the Jackson Hole Historical Museum is ideal for those interested in the area’s history and cultural traditions. *An admission fee is required to visit the museum; children under 6 are free. *The Jackson Hole Historical Museum is wheelchair-accessible.
How to get there
The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum has two locations in Jackson. The main museum is at 225 Cache Street and the original museum containing the American Indian exhibits is located at 105 Glenwood Street. Both museums are two blocks from Town Square and within walking distance of most downtown shops and restaurants.
When to get there
The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm from Memorial Day through mid-September. Winter hours vary, so it’s best to call ahead for current hours. Free downtown walking tours are offered at 10:30am Tuesday through Friday during the summer.