• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

For Kids

Young visitor holds "Jumping Jack" he made while visiting park.

Young visitor holds a "Jumping Jack" he made while visiting the park. "Jumping Jacks" are an old-style toy.


Learning about history can be loads of fun!

Explore the website. Learn how to make Indian moccasins, adobe bricks, or a model covered wagon in Park Fun.

Visit the park. Summer weekends are filled with fun activities.

Become a Junior Ranger.

Did You Know?

painting of mission with wagon in front

The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.