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Whitman Mission

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Address: U.S. Route 12, Walla Walla, WA
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+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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Bike ride and picnic

My son and daughter in law live a mile from the mission, so we mounted our bikes, leashed up the dog and rode over. Lots of room to ride and run. On early mornings we like to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vonna P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and daughter in law live a mile from the mission, so we mounted our bikes, leashed up the dog and rode over. Lots of room to ride and run. On early mornings we like to bird watch.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is run by the national park service and as always the rangers are extremely helpful. Try and spend 20 mins to watch the documentary about the History of the mission . The actual memorial is on the top of hill which is 5 min walk. On a clear day it offers great views of the valley and the blue... More 

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Richland, Washington
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling down to Walla Walla wine country there is a good spot to learn about local history and some names which are put on the map. The museum is not big but provide necessary information about local history.

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were blessed to have a guided tour in March of 2017 and it was wonderful. The man who gave our group a tour was so fun and so knowledgeable! We had a large group of children and families and it was wonderful for all ages. We had such a great time we took our large family ranging in children... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Enjoy the museum and the grounds. Visitor will get a look into pioneer life. Beautiful site with river and natural scenery.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Oregon Trail, westward expansion, Native American history and a massacre, plus great views, and, in the spring, possible Great White Pelicans flying overhead. If you're here, go.

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1 Thank ziret
Fall City, Washington
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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