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Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and in light of increased community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and low vaccination rates in Ada County, the City of Boise has reinstated a face covering requirement at all indoor city facilities.

This indoor mask requirement applies to all visitors and staff at city buildings including the James Castle House.  

This change applies to everyone regardless of their vaccination status.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy.

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The James Castle House welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities. Accommodations for differing abilities include wheelchairs (available on a firscome, first serve basis), walking canes, and graded paths for visitors with mobility limitations. 

We offer live American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation during most of our events and during tours upon request.

Please alert the James Castle House staff of any additional special needs in advance of your visit so we are best able to serve you.


The James Castle House does not have public parking facilities. Visitor parking is available at Castle Hills Park, located one block north of the James Castle House at 5350 Eugene Street. Vehicles bearing appropriate tags for visitors with disabilities may park in reserved accessible parking spots.


All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Due to limited space, large strollers are not allowed into the James Castle House. Small strollers are available for loan at the General Store on a first come, first served basis. 


The James Castle House allows non-flash photography in most areas. Feel free to photograph friends and family and your favorite artworks and artifacts.  Please note that photography is allowed only for personal, noncommercial use, with the following restrictions:

  • No tripods
  • No flash photography
  • No  selfie sticks
  • No drones

Please honor the "no photography" signs places near some artworks. 


Food and drink are not permitted at the James Castle House.

Smoking is prohibited at the James Castle House and its grounds.