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Art Gallery at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

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Address: 6 W Rose St, Walla Walla, WA 99362-1870
Phone Number: 866-826-9422
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Art Gallery at the Marcus Whitman Hotel

The display of about 35 paintings is a good reminder of how difficult it was to build a life and prosper when the region was being settled in the mid-1800's and the challenges... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Arlington, Washington
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Arlington, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The display of about 35 paintings is a good reminder of how difficult it was to build a life and prosper when the region was being settled in the mid-1800's and the challenges encountered when two cultures meet. We should be grateful for the struggle and sacrifices made by those that proceeded us. Recommended!

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thankfully a hotel worker told us about this gallery. The many paintings depict the story of Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa who were missionaries to the area. The sad and tragic story is told in vivid, beautiful paintings. There's no charge for this. If you like art and history, this is a must stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had at first misunderstood what *kind* of art gallery we'd be visiting in the Marcus Whitman. The entire gallery is full of paintings of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman's lives in the Walla Walla Valley. After visiting the gallery a visit to the Whitman Mission is a must.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The Marcus Whitman Hotel is a throwback to a different era and worth a visit just to see the lobby. However, the second floor is home to an art gallery depicting the Whitman's journey, work and (spoiler alert!) ultimate demise through a sizable series of paintings. The paintings are highly detailed and - parents be warned - spare no detail... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I visited the Marcus Whitman hotel with a group of friends. On the second floor, the hallway is decked with paintings that tell the story of Marcus Whitman's life. It is well work the trip. The people at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is interesting in its own right -- It is a lovely old hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The Art Gallery at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, tells the story of the life and death of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. The gallery is on the second floor of the hotel, and is free. Worth a quick stop.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This series of painting gives a very quick synopsis of the Whitmans and their mission to Walla Walla. It probably takes 20 minutes to review the paintings and captions. It is well worth the effort, particularly if you are staying in the hotel.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The limited space had a lot of great history. Nice place to view and take in when visiting the area. It show cases Early Americana and other artifacts that were brought to the North West by immigrants.

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Thank E C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

What a lovely old amazing Hotel. Impeccable service. We stayed in the Luxury Tower Suite for 3 days and it was worth it. Super cozy King bed, nice sitting room space, very spacious bathroom. Quiet, stately, best part of our stay in Walla Walla. Also comes with a pretty substantial quality breakfast. Dinner at the Marc restaurant was very good,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The paintings of the Whitmans and their missionary work in the early 1800's gives a great overview, especially if you don't have time to take in the nearby National Historic Site.

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