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Whitman Mission

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice Place For A Walk

The Mission is a good place for a walk with a nice view from the top of the monument hill. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Historic Site

Stopped here on our way from Portland to Walla Walla. Nice day to stroll through mission. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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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

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

Thank KatieGMillCreekWA
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Walking through the Mission site and reading all of the detailed information was both interesting and thought provoking.

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

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

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The visitor's center is just a couple of miles off of the freeway, which makes it very convenient to visit. The visitor's center has a great deal of information about the family that created the Mission and lived on the site. The trails around the...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

The introductory movie was well done and informative. The trip up to the grave site and monument was steep, but offered a great view of the actual site of the mission and surrounding area.

Thank David B
Reviewed 13 August 2018

So the last time I was here was about 30 years ago. Back then I think all of the signage outside had working voice overs. Now only 2 do and they are difficult to work. This is a free place to visit, but if they...More

Thank plaidbagel
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you are interested in a glimpse of the native american and pioneer struggle this is a fascinating snap shot. The documentation of what happened to the Whitman family and is a story that stretches time. I went with my 4 year old and she...More

Thank FSTPTCH291
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