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Whitman Mission

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Wonderful Place to Walk and Learn About Local History

This is a wonderful place to take a relaxing walk in nature and learn more about the Whitman's. You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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 28 November 2018
Summerville, 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
+1 509-522-6360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is frustrating that our government can't keep this historic site open to the public seven days a week through all seasons of the year.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lower-stress
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to take a relaxing walk in nature and learn more about the Whitman's. You can learn about local wildlife and plants from the park rangers and have the option of visiting the indoor museum. If you have a US National...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MemoriesInHerHonor
Reviewed 28 November 2018

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
Thank OldPoiDog
Reviewed 29 October 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 13 October 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 9 October 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 9 September 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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