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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Park Statistics

Looking across landscaped part of grounds: curving path, lawn, and trees

NPS collection

Acreage
The park maintains 98.25 acres.

1961: 5.6 acres transferred from Walla Walla County to provide access from Highway 12.
1960: 46.71 acres located to the north of monument grounds are purchased.
1940: 45.94 acres deeded to the NPS. This included the Mission Grounds, Memorial Hill, and the Great Grave.

 
Visitors gathered around a ranger wearing 1840's period clothing.

NPS collection

Visitation
Total Recreation Visits for 2006- 53,737
Total Recreation Visits for 2005- 56,714

 
Money: 5 dollar bill and 1 dollar bill

NPS collection

Budget
FY 2006 Operating Budget: $709,000
FY 2005 Operating Budget: $684,000

 


Sources:

Whitman Mission National Historic Site: General Management Plan, September 2000. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Monthly Public Use Reports for Whitman Mission National Historic Site

National Park Service, Pacific West Region: Program Authorizations and Program Summaries for Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Did You Know?

Oregon Trail Wagon

Wagons used on the Oregon Trail had to carry nearly 2000 pounds of supplies. They traveled 2000 miles or more to the Oregon Country. Most wagons were pulled by oxen as they could eat the prairie grass and survive without lots of food for lengthy periods.