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Whitman Mission

12 U.S Route, Walla Walla, WA
+1 509-522-6360
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See Museum and Grounds, Skip Movie

We enjoyed the museum displays and our walk around the grounds, but can't recommend the movie... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KenV98223
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Arlington, WA
Histroical site which tied in with the Oregon Trail Museum we visited in Baker City, Oregon.

We enjoyed touring the grounds, which were well marked. The movie should be viewed prior to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CathieWA
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oregon
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This National Historic Site marks the location of the Waiilatpu Mission, a Presbyterian mission ministering to the Cayuse Indians from 1836 to 1847. The mission, a way station for Oregon Trail pioneers, ended tragically with the killing of missionaries by the Cayuse.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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12 U.S Route, Walla Walla, WA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed the museum displays and our walk around the grounds, but can't recommend the movie, which was disappointing in its lack of objectivity. For example, the culture and values of the 18th century natives are described in glowing detail by a tribal spokesperson who,...More

Thank KenV98223
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed touring the grounds, which were well marked. The movie should be viewed prior to visitng the museum and the grounds.

1  Thank CathieWA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well maintained park with paved pathways which will allow for ADA accommodations, although parts are really steep, but have great territorial view. The story shared the native history of the area and how this lead up to the conflicts in the area.

Thank LaDonna G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to walk/hike, very nice exhibits, lots of information about the Whitmans and the massacre.

Thank DebroW2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Missionaries play a destructive role in history and this is a story all should know. The Whitmans were self righteous and thought of the local residents as inferior. They started a chain of events. The museum is outdated but there are some good panels and...More

Thank Lafemmeavecchiens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just 30 minutes before the visitor center closed the ranger asked if we wanted to watch the 20 minute movie, we expressed concern we would not be able to look at the exhibits and she said not to worry about it as it...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the premier attractions I visited. On this visit I saw exceptionally beautiful Indian beadwork and artifacts from the early setttlers as well as a live rattlesnake, a mass grave, covered wagon and much more...

Thank ebernard1
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

First visit to the historic Whitman mission national historic site. The National Park Service does a great job of interpreting the site. And the 20 minute introductory movie is fair and balanced as the history here is both interesting and complex. Be sure and climb...More

Thank Markobrown
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Our kids (ages 11 & 13) have been learning about the Indian wars of the 1820s-1840s. We visited Ft. Spokane one week earlier (which is awesome, too!) and learned how many of the soldiers walked there from Ft. Walla Walla. Not having enough time to...More

Thank sherryn876
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This historical place is just off Highway 12, on the old Oregon Trail! The museum is well organized and informative about the sad history of this mission. The grounds are beautiful, shady, well laid out and marked. A good place for a picnic and a...More

Thank brendams8
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