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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 tule lodge

The tule lodge offers a comfortable place for the people inside. The structure is held up by wooden poles and covered with mats made of tule. Tules are a type of sedge; they grow in marshy areas; and are also called "bullrushes." Tules are stronger than they look. A tule lodge can withstand rain and wind.