Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington

Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington


wood cross buck fence under trees with covered wagon in background
Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington. NPS photo

Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, newly married missionaries from Boston, traveled overland in 1836 and established a religious mission to the Cayuse Nation about 6 miles from Fort Walla Walla, a Hudson’s Bay Company outpost. In the next 10 years many overland emigrants arrived into the region on the Oregon Trail and the mission became a stopping place for many travelers. Along with others, the Whitmans were attacked and killed by the Cayuse in 1847.


328 Whitman Mission Road, Walla Walla, Washington

The site is open to the public and administered by the National Park Service.

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