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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?

picture of Great Basin Wild Rye Grass

Great Basin Wild Rye Grass is part of the natural landscape at Whitman Mission. The name Waiilatpu, meaning place of rye grass, was used by the people to name the mission site.