St. Gertrude's Monastery and Museum

Location: Keuterville Road, 2 miles southwest of Cottonwood
Contact: (208) 962-3224 or (208) 962-7123
Striking 97-foot twin towers rise sharply to the sky from the St. Gertrude Monastery. Constructed out of locally quarried stone, the Romanesque convent and priory was built in the 1920s for the Benedictine Sisters and is now home to both male and female monks. The chapel is a popular destination as visitors marvel at the complex, hand-carved alter built without a single nail. Adjoining the monastery is an informative 7,200 square foot museum. Housing more than 70,000 artifacts, the museum displays approximately 12,000 items at any one time including pioneer and mining relics, a mineral collection, handcrafted mountain man utensils, Oriental art, Native American and local history, religious artifacts, and personal collections from early nuns at the monastery. The museum is open 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Sundays May through September. From October to April, museum hours are 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for youth ages 7-17, and free for children age 6 and under. Special group rates are available.

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