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 contruction 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 1917. 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 Visitor Center next door has a key. The Center is open Memorial Day through Labor Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To view the Chapel outside these hours, contact the South Dakota State Historical Society at 773-3458 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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. Click here to see a schedule of host churches.
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.
For more information on the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society, contact us at PO Box 7201, Pierre, SD 57501 or 605-773-3458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
900 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501