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Whitman Mission

U.S. Route 12, Walla Walla, WA
509-522-6360
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Ranked #5 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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English first
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The history lesson you get and the things are see are great. I love to see this stuff. And it's free. But since it's free they can't really take care of it like they should. Grass is all dead and there are lot many exhibits inside. But the history lesson is worth the trip.

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Borrego Springs, California
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143 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The National Park Service has done an excellent job of recapturing the feeling of the old mission and the tragedy that occurred here. I arrived on a Tuesday morning to discover that the interpretive center is closed Mondays and Tuesdays - but that turned into a blessing. Being there alone with my thoughts - and the ghosts of the Whitmans... More

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Colfax, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a location of great significance in Pacific Northwest history but there really isn't much here. The Park Service could do much more to showcase this landmark and to educate the public.

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One should not go to Walla Walla and miss an important event in Washington-Oregon history. The events that led to the massacre were somewhat tipical of the "White Man's Burden" A must see.

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Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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96 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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