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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington


Map showing Whitman Mission located West of Walla Walla off of Highway 12.
Map showing southeast corner of Washington state. Whitman Mission (marked in green) is located west of Walla Walla and just north of the border with Oregon.

Airports are located in Walla Walla (11 miles east of park), Pasco (45 miles west), and Pendleton, Oregon (45 miles south).

Driving directions from Walla:

  • Turn west onto Highway 12
  • Follow signs
  • Road ends in circular parking area in front of the Visitor Center

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.