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Whitman Mission

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Excellent portrayal of the Whitmans and the last Indian War.

The Whtiman Mission is a rich and balanced presentation of the history of the Indians of the Walla... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Summerville, Oregon

When in town, everyone should visit this piece of Washington history and early pioneer family... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Richard B
Eugene, 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...more
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12 U.S Route, Walla Walla, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Whtiman Mission is a rich and balanced presentation of the history of the Indians of the Walla Walla Valley, the coming of the Whitmans and the settlers, and the tragic outcome of the misunderstandings between the two cultures. An important bit of history in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

When in town, everyone should visit this piece of Washington history and early pioneer family. Will return again!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The Mission is a good place for a walk with a nice view from the top of the monument hill. There is a bit of history to view on the walk and it is off the beaten path so it was very peaceful the day...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Buckthorn5345
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Stopped here on our way from Portland to Walla Walla. Nice day to stroll through mission. Very quiet, serene area with awesome views of Walla Walla Valley at the top of the hill. Stops on the way and reading about the history on the way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cholly472965
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a small “park” just west of town where you can learn about the Whitman missionaries and mission. The video is worth the time, then an easy paved walk with informational signs. It was a good way to learn about the settling of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Walking through the Mission site and reading all of the detailed information was both interesting and thought provoking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fjeffrey693
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It was a lovely day not too hot or too cold. Climb to the top of the hill reveals stunning views of the Walla Walla Valley. Stops on the way up to view grave sights was sobering. Children were interested and knowledgeable of Whitman and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MelvaH15
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A Whitman Mission visit gives you a really good sense of local history, the "Stevens treaties" and the establishment of the Washington territory. A self paced self guided tour of beautiful grounds and exhibits takes just a few hours. Make sure you watch the video...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tom R
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The visitor's center is just a couple of miles off of the freeway, which makes it very convenient to visit. The visitor's center has a great deal of information about the family that created the Mission and lived on the site. The trails around the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank dalsmith2016
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The introductory movie was well done and informative. The trip up to the grave site and monument was steep, but offered a great view of the actual site of the mission and surrounding area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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