Fort Sherman Chapel
On January 13, 2021, a windstorm uprooted a tree that fell on Coeur d'Alene's oldest church. The external and internal damages are extensive. The Fort Sherman Chapel is closed for restoration until at least July of 2021. If you would like to donate to the restoration efforts, please fill out the form below. The Museum of North Idaho thanks you for your support.
The historic Fort Sherman Chapel, located at 332 Hubbard in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, provides an elegant setting for your wedding or event at a mere $500 and seats 80-100 in about 15 pews.
Built in 1880 by the U.S. Army, the Fort Sherman Chapel is Coeur d'Alene’s oldest church, school, library, and meeting hall. Fort Sherman was abandoned in 1900 and the buildings and property sold at public auction in 1905. Developers bought what is today known as the Sherman Park Addition, which included the Chapel. Over the years many denominations used the Chapel for church services. Concerted effort began in 1934 to preserve the Chapel. In 1942 The Athletic Round Table held the Chapel in trust and began repairs of the structure. To ensure the preservation of Coeur d'Alene’s oldest standing building, the A.R.T. donated the Chapel to the Museum of North Idaho in 1984.
Donations to the Chapel are always welcome and are held in a designated account.