A Pivotal Moment

One moment can change the fate of many nations. After thousands of years of habitation by the Cayuse Nation, life in the Columbia River Plateau begins to change rapidly with the influx of missionaries, newcomers from the Oregon Trail, and diseases. A single violent act of desperation to protect a community ignites a series of events that will reshape the United States forever.

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Things to Do

Walk the trails, explore the museum and more during your visit!

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Schedule a Field Trip

Start thinking about scheduling a field trip to Whitman Mission today!

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Know Before You Go

Always remember to Plan Like a Ranger and check the park's conditions before heading out

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For Kids

Learn what is available for kids at Whitman Mission

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Watch the Park's Film

The park's 25-minute film is a great introduction to a complex multi-cultural history

Last updated: January 19, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

328 Whitman Mission Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362


509 522-6360

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