Welcome to the Past
Nestled in the foothills of Idaho's Portneuf Valley, Chesterfield Offers an excellent visitor experience. Located between Lava Hot Springs and Soda Springs, Idaho and along the Oregon Trail. The Idaho village established in 1880, is a significant historic site that calls attention to a specific period of time.
Closed for the 2021 Season
We have wrapped up another successful Chesterfield season and have prepared the town site for the long winter ahead. A big thank you to all who have visited this year and especially those who have made donations to help preserve our buildings and artifacts. During this down time, the Chesterfield Foundation Board members will dedicated to making improvements for next season.
Memorial Day review
Historic Chesterfield hosted another successful Memorial Day celebration on May 31. From 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. visitors made their way to our historic town site and participated in a full day of activities. A fun run for racing enthusiasts was followed with a flag ceremony, free tours, games, and activities. No one needed to go home hungry or empty handed. Food was available for purchase at the main food tent. Homemade jams, local honey, and old-fashioned candy lined shelves at the brick store. An auction held in the Amusement Hall offered treasures to the highest bidder. At the end of the day, a step back in time had been enjoyed by all who attended.
First time performing together; Jason Perkins, Adrian Ruger, Kevin Russell, and Mike Attebury put on a show that is one to remember. Their performance spurred a few wall flowers to dust of their old dancing boots and share a few laughs with their partner.
A big thank you goes out to Steve Wight and his crew for giving us all a great experience at the auction. And thank you to all who donated such incredible items. Due to Steve's winning personality and the generosity of the bids, we were able to raise over $5,000 that will be funding our preservation and restoration efforts throughout this year.