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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

While At The Park - Ranger Guided

While at the park you have some choices for activities. These have to be scheduled before coming. They include indoor and outdoor activities.

The indoor activities to choose from when scheduling a field trip are to watch the ten minute slide show with a ranger introductory talk, observe the exhibits in the museum, and have a ranger demonstration.

The choices for demonstrations include spinning wool at a spinning wheel and noting the importance of this mission activity, the Cayuse culture and the tule lodge, and the Oregon Trail with a wagon of materials.

The outdoor activities include walking the trails. The trails have signs beside them to indicate important historical and natural features related to the mission.

Did You Know?

Brass compass which belonged to Dr. Whitman

In the fall of 1842 Dr. Whitman decided to travel from Waiilatpu to Boston. He wanted to convince the board members to keep his mission station open. Dr. Whitman was in such a hurry when he left that he forgot his compass.