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Address: U.S. Route 12, Walla Walla, WA
Phone Number: +1 509-522-6360
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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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For those who are interested inthe history fo the Oregon Trail this is a part of that history. The US Park Service has done a good job in preserving the orginal site of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Fall City, Washington
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Fall City, Washington
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For those who are interested inthe history fo the Oregon Trail this is a part of that history. The US Park Service has done a good job in preserving the orginal site of the mission. They also have a great twnety minute video that will give youa great view of the time, the place,and the players who are part of... More 

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Fall City, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is worth a visit in between wineries. This is a piece of our NW history that should be acknowledged.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone wishing to understand the Oregon Trail and the Native American experience will deeply benefit investing two hours here. The film -- at 25 minutes -- is a must-see. By the end, one feels the Whitman Massacre with balance. Had I been a Cayuse elder... Had I been Marcus Whitman... All of Walla Walla celebrates Marcus Whitman. Here is the... More 

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Coulee Dam, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked the grounds, taking our time with every historical site. The interpretive center closed right when we got there, so we did not get the advantage of the park ranger's knowledge. In spite of that, it was well worth it. Note that the signs say it closes at 4:30, but the center actually closes at 4:00. The grounds are... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We went on a closed day, a Monday in early October, but the walk around this substantial memorial park was very interesting with its story of courage and selfless giving as missionary Marcus Whitman selflessly helped travelers on the trail to the West Coast. We learned a lot, and there was a bonus: even though this was the Staff's day... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed the video and seeing where the Whitman Mission was and its history. It was very educational and a beautiful setting.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Not sure this was worth the stop. But we all learn about it in school; so it's part of Washington State history. .

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This museum, which includes a section of the Oregon Trail, tells the story of New York missionaries among the Cayuse people in 1836-1847. Their mission was to spread the "good news" of the Christian faith, but they also spread diseases from which they were immune, but the Cayuse were not. It is a tale of a tragic clash of cultures... More 

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Thank David L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating historic site with both sad and inspiring history. A beautiful site, well maintained and informative, helpful rangers. Quiet and peaceful.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Be sure to see the well-made video at the visitors center. The setting of this sight left a lingering feeling with me. Such a sad experience for all those involved in the massacre.

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