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Whitman Mission

U.S. Route 12, Walla Walla, WA
509-522-6360
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Walla Walla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This National Historic Site marks the location of the Waiilatpu Mission, a Presbyterian mission ministering to the Cayuse Indians from 1836 to 1847.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great view of the area at the top of the walk by the memorial, and very well narrated thanks to the plaques along the way. I knew nothing about this little piece of history before we went and I learned a great deal. Would definitely stop again.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I first visited the Whitman Mission fifty years ago as a freshman at Whitman College. The visit was part of freshman orientation and gave a real sense of history of the college's name sake. A visit continues to be a priority for me, because although Marcus Whitman was a great doctor and attempted to heal the native people, he was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Another reminder of the commitment that these great missionaries had by giving their lives in order to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Indians. Unfortunately the visitor center was closed the day we were there, but we had a nice stroll through the old settlement.The old ruts made by the covered wagons of 150 years ago remind you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The weather was not so good but the local was wonderful. The Ranger was very interesting and had lots of amazing information to share. Well worth the visit - just wish the weather was nicer. Oh well, we'll make a point to return.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you want to go here, my first recommendation is to check their hours and days of operation. I thought they opened at 8AM , but they do not open until 9AM. They also are only open five days a week-now it is Wednesday through Sunday, but the ranger told me that can vary depending on the season. In my... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I'd visited this park many years ago when I was a kid. We were in Walla Walla for a college graduation, and decided to stop here. We enjoyed the visitor center, with the informative video, and then strolled around the grounds. Very recommended.

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chicago
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Always amazed as what qualifies for a national park system property. The story here is quite a tale. The movie we watched before our visit laid out the facts very clearly. The hard life these people lived gives one pause.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The name Whitman in Walla Walla seems to be equal to "Saint Paul the evangelist"... My expectations were higher than what I received... but I guess there is a bad day for everyone... if there is no other place to go, I may come back... I visit Walla Walla at least 5 times a year and want to go to... More

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portland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

All the guides we had said it was open on Sunday--it wasn't. Went back on Monday and only the grounds were open, not the visitor's center. What we saw was interesting although some of the sound recordings weren't working. We gave up and didn't try back on Tuesday.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This was quite an interesting place.In the 1800s, the missionaries who settled here failed to convert the Indians to Christianity. The missionaries apparently spread measles to the Indians, so the Indians in turn killed them. Unfortunately, we were not there at the time the museum was open, so we didn't get to see relevant artifacts. We were able to tour... More

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