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Address: U.S. Route 12, Walla Walla, WA
Phone Number: 509-522-6360
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Description: This National Historic Site marks the location of the Waiilatpu Mission, a...
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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A bigger event in history than I had realized

My wife had visited the mission site a couple times many years ago, but I had never been there. I am so glad we made the stop! I had heard about the Whitman Mission and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife had visited the mission site a couple times many years ago, but I had never been there. I am so glad we made the stop! I had heard about the Whitman Mission and the massacre that took place there, but I did not realize what a major piece of Northwest, and even national, history it was. The visitor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Must see if you are interested in the history of Walla Walla, northwest Indian tribes, the Oregon Trail, or the settling of the west

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a small park run by our National Park Service. There is a nice museum with a/c, bathrooms, displays, a movie. You can walk to the actual Oregon trail and the site of the mission and the Whitmans home (the buildings are gone, but the foundations are outlined). Then there is a monument on a hill that is a... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Whitman Mission site is just west of town. Gorgeous views and a stillness that belies the horror of the Whitman Massacre, which took place here in 1847. A history lesson and a meditation wrapped in one. Definitely visit here.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Whitman Mission has very nice displays and a interesting movie. We did not walk up to the monument on our visit because it was a very hot day.

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Sequim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This site is well maintained and has much history to share. I recommend that you watch the movie in the theater before walking around the grounds. Watch out for the Canada geese which means watch your step. They hang out in the grassy area and a pond at one end of the site. It seems like a very peaceful spot... More 

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Camas, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

There was a very informative video on the Whitmans and their few years establishing a mission. This is a small, but well done site giving one more prospective on the settlement of the PNW

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Well worth calling in and taking the clime up the top of the hill, but it's very steep hill to walk up , we did enjoy our visit we age range of 13- 55 a few interesting things inside the visitor center.

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This lovely, quiet location holds the sad but significant history of the Whitman massacre. The new film in the visitors' center explains well how and why it occurred. The clash of cultures, lack of understanding and mistrust created the perfect storm. Walking the tree-lined paths up to the nearby bluff gives a view that reveals why it was such a... More 

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Staunton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Since my daughter and I had read extensively about the Whitmans and the massacre there, it was a poignant place for us. We enjoyed seeing the outlines of the building where the mission was, where the family was killed, etc. We are also interested in the Oregon Trail which passed right through here. I didn't know that the people were... More 

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Additional Information about Whitman Mission

Address: Address: U.S. Route 12, Walla Walla, WA
Phone Number: 509-522-6360
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Walla Walla
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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