Oahe Chapel
Pierre, SD

Oahe Chapel

The Oahe Chapel sits in a picturesque setting overlooking Lake Oahe four miles north of Pierre on Hwy 1804. (Click here for a map.) Built in 1877, it was moved to its present location in 1964 after construction of the Oahe Dam flooded its original location. The Chapel is maintained by the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society.

The Chapel's interior has been restored as nearly as possible to the way it was in 1907. All of the furnishings, except for the electric keyboard, are original as are the pictures on the wall.

If you would like to look inside the Chapel, the Oahe Dam Visitor Center next door has a key. The Center is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Labor Day to Memorial Day, it is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Pierre-Fort Pierre Ministerial Association hosts ecumenical services at 8 a.m. every Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Services are open to the public.

The Oahe Chapel is available for rentals. It's a lovely location for events such as a wedding, baptism, or memorial service. Find out how to rent the Chapel by clicking here.

Read about the history of the Oahe Chapel.

Read the Oahe Chapel News.

Find more on the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society.

You may also view a Chapel brochure or a Chapel photo collage.

Become a member of or donate to the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society.

View the Pierre-Ft. Pierre Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary to learn about other historic sites in the area.

For more information on the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society, contact us at PO Box 7201, Pierre, SD 57501 or 605-773-3458 or

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