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Whitman Mission

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12 U.S Route, Walla Walla, WA
+1 509-522-6360
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Definitely worth the stop

First visit to the historic Whitman mission national historic site. The National Park Service does... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Markobrown
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Olympia, Washington
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A tale of two cultures

Our kids (ages 11 & 13) have been learning about the Indian wars of the 1820s-1840s. We visited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sherryn876
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Medical Lake, 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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  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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12 U.S Route, Walla Walla, WA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to the historic Whitman mission national historic site. The National Park Service does a great job of interpreting the site. And the 20 minute introductory movie is fair and balanced as the history here is both interesting and complex. Be sure and climb...More

Thank Markobrown
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids (ages 11 & 13) have been learning about the Indian wars of the 1820s-1840s. We visited Ft. Spokane one week earlier (which is awesome, too!) and learned how many of the soldiers walked there from Ft. Walla Walla. Not having enough time to...More

Thank sherryn876
Reviewed 1 week ago

This historical place is just off Highway 12, on the old Oregon Trail! The museum is well organized and informative about the sad history of this mission. The grounds are beautiful, shady, well laid out and marked. A good place for a picnic and a...More

Thank brendams8
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum gives a good summary of life on the Oregon Trail at this point in the trail Good walking exhibits

Thank Mezman75
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always been fascinated by the story of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, so it was a real treat to get to visit this spot. The ranger working here was super friendly and helpful. There is a very good introductory video on site too. Beautiful...More

Thank Courtney K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Whitman Mission is a bit of a drive from town, but well worth it. You'll love the quiet peace that washes over you when you realize how beautiful this place is.

Thank MarketingDiva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's offensive to me the emphasis put on the Whitman "massacre". When you compare the loss of life of the local people they displaced, their deaths are given disproportionate attention. Giant stone spire erected to commemorate interloping white settlers. Where's the giant commemoration to the...More

2  Thank HelloTygerlily
Reviewed June 14, 2017

The National Park Service employees are outstanding and provided a lot of historical information. They were only too pleased to engage us in conversation and to answer our questions. The artifacts, miniature displays and photos/articles were very interesting. There was a new video on display...More

1  Thank ronsp51
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

A must stop if you wish to know Washington State and its relationship with the indigenous peoples. Excellent film from Park Service opens one's eyes to the cultural divide that led to tragedy -- on both sides.

Thank Fletch W
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Beautiful grounds at Whitmans. We walked all around the area, read all the historical/information signs depicting where various buildings were located and about the missionaries work with the Native Americans. The inside museum is pretty informative but we found that one of the rangers did...More

Thank PaintHorseLady
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