Spirit Lake Historical Society

Welcome to our history!

July 2019 marked the opening of the Spirit Lake History Museum, at 6th and Jefferson in the old Lutheran Church building. Currently the museum is only open by request for private tours.

But we have a cell phone based guided walking or driving tour now available at this link: https://arcg.is/15zG0C (you can also view it on your computer) After you click, click on the down arrow symbol at the bottom of the page to start the tour)

Want to be a part of Spirit Lake's history?

The Spirit Lake Historical Society needs your help. Join us in keeping the story of Spirit Lake, Idaho from fading into oblivion. Donations of time, money, artifacts or photographs are always appreciated. Check the Join Us tab to see how you can contribute.

A New Discovery

While adding some E-bike trails on his family's property (site of the old railway depot and Fountain Park), Marc Kroetch uncovered part of the staircase that led up to town from the train station. He also uncovered a concrete pad that, like the steps and the stone fountain, is a remnant of the Idaho & Washington Northern Railroad that used to have a station and shop here in Spirit Lake.

(above) Fountain Park and the train depot in 1910. (right) The same area in 2020.