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Whitman Mission

12 U.S Route, Walla Walla, WA
+1 509-522-6360
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Great background in the history of the area

The Whitman Mission tells the story of the relationship and work of the Native Americans and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary B
Gig Harbor, Washington
Ranger Kate knows her history!

We enjoyed our 2-hour visit to this educational and awe-inspiring memorial to the Whitmans and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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12 U.S Route, Walla Walla, WA
+1 509-522-6360
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Whitman Mission tells the story of the relationship and work of the Native Americans and Whitman missionaries. It's told in a way that you learn about the needs and concerns of the native peoples as well as the work of the missionaries. Great interactive...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our 2-hour visit to this educational and awe-inspiring memorial to the Whitmans and the Cayuse Indians. It was an opportunity for reflection as we walked the grounds. Kate, one of the rangers on duty, answered all of our questions and shared her passion...More

Thank Bucket2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The recent exhibit of the plateau style long tent at Whitman Mission was a great experience. I learned a great deal about the long tent is used for large gatherings, community events and to house large numbers of people. Working with and talking with Wes...More

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a national Parks site. Small but worth the visit. You will be surprised about how the area was settled, the influence of the missionaries and the native Americans. Nice little museum, off the main freeway.

Thank eatlocal1ofakind
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This place is one of the most important historical sites in the West, partly because it was an important stopping point on the Oregon Trail and partly because the killing of the Whitmans had such an impact on the mindset of people back East. The...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We enjoyed the museum displays and our walk around the grounds, but can't recommend the movie, which was disappointing in its lack of objectivity. For example, the culture and values of the 18th century natives are described in glowing detail by a tribal spokesperson who,...More

1  Thank KenV98223
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We enjoyed touring the grounds, which were well marked. The movie should be viewed prior to visitng the museum and the grounds.

1  Thank CathieWA
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a well maintained park with paved pathways which will allow for ADA accommodations, although parts are really steep, but have great territorial view. The story shared the native history of the area and how this lead up to the conflicts in the area.

Thank LaDonna G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nice place to walk/hike, very nice exhibits, lots of information about the Whitmans and the massacre.

Thank DebroW2
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Missionaries play a destructive role in history and this is a story all should know. The Whitmans were self righteous and thought of the local residents as inferior. They started a chain of events. The museum is outdated but there are some good panels and...More

Thank Lafemmeavecchiens
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