In the fall of 1834, Thomas McKay, a veteran leader of the annual Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) Snake Country brigades, built Fort Boise, selecting the same location as Reid and Mackenzie. Although McKay had retired in 1833, the HBC Chief Factor John McLoughlin sent him to establish Fort Boise in 1834 to challenge the newly built American Fort Hall further east on the Snake River.


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Kevin Smolkowski (11 months ago)
Was a nice place to stop, clean and tidy but boring as the fort was closed.
Jøhnny Jøhnsøn (11 months ago)
Great place to take the kids for some inexpensive play time. Plus there's a nice picnic area to sit and relax.
Jay Massee (12 months ago)
It's clean, easy access, historic and plenty of shade. Nice place to take a family for a picnic.
Frances Redick (13 months ago)
The museum was to scale with the original Fort Boise. The staff was amazing. They answered all my questions! They had a nice assortment of items on display from domestics to blacksmith equipment. A lot of historical documents.
Christine Tallent (13 months ago)
Had a very good time. Explored the old fort, took a hat ride and the people were very friendly.
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