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Whitman Mission

12 U.S Route, Walla Walla, WA
+1 509-522-6360
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Nice historical site

This is a good stop. This site tells the sad story of the native populations. Small visitor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
Quick stop on our way leaving Walla Walla

This was a nice little stop as we were heading out of Walla Walla. Clean facilities and a good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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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.
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  • Poor2%
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12 U.S Route, Walla Walla, WA
+1 509-522-6360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good stop. This site tells the sad story of the native populations. Small visitor center and displays tell the story well. Very knowledgeable staff at the visitor center.

Thank jimbob51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice little stop as we were heading out of Walla Walla. Clean facilities and a good paved walkway. After spending the weekend drinking and eating indoors it was nice to be outside walking. Once you get to the top, you have a...More

Thank Ioanna_A323
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Special place visit and learn about the Whitman family and their mission - relationship with Native Americans - deaths at the mission - Oregon Volunteers and the Indian War. A place to visit full of old Walla Walla and Pacific NW history.

Thank eblackaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great experience here. There is a short video, displays of the Native American people and the environment during the time. Also, there is a pleasant walk with interesting information along the way.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fascinating national site that does a great job of explaining the cultural environment in which the mission existed. The grounds are set up to show where mission buildings were. There is also information on ecology. It was the perfect addition to approaching...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Whitman Mission was built by missionaries to the Indians and early settlers. No original buildings remain at this early settlement in Eastern Washington, now with a great little museum and trails for energetic young children. Views from the monument hill are of the whole Walla...More

Thank johnfR2260OR
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This place is full of fascinating stories if you have a bit of time to spend with a park ranger in the visitor center and watch the film. Definitely watch the film which is about 25 minutes long. Then walk the site and enjoy a...More

Thank MouseDance
Reviewed 1 December 2017

On your way to Walla Walla stop by the mission to get some early history and to take a nice walk around the site. You will be able to watch a short video that gives you information on the little known history of the Walla...More

Thank HugoHobbs
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We had a 11am wine tasting appt nearby, so had a spare hour on a BEAUTIFUL fall day. This Natio al Historic site is run by the Nat'l Park Service, but does not charge admission. There was a veey informative 20 mi ute film on...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Its a pretty great place to watch sunset, and generally its quiet. Great for a quick break during studies or to just sort of meander about outside with the SO.

Thank DGienger
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