• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Great Grave circa 1940

Historic photo of road leading up to hill. Large flagpole with American flag at base of hill. Cars parked near flagpole.
Great Grave area circa 1940. Landscaping by local groups is evident. Note that cars parked near the grave and drove up the hill to the shaft.

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.