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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Operating Hours & Seasons

Mannequins representing the Whitmans and Cayuse face each other.
Learn about the Whitmans coming into the Cayuse homeland and the continuing legacy of that contact by visiting the park's museum and walking the park grounds.
NPS - Renee Rusler

Summer Hours Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

Historic Site: Open Daily 8:00 4:30

Visitor Center: Open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 4:00
Also Open Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day 9:00 4:00
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Winter Hours

Historic Site: Open Monday through Saturday 8:00 4:30

Visitor Center: Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 4:00

Historic Site and Visitor Center Closed on Sundays and Federal Holidays

paved path along side split rail fence
Take a walk on one of several paved paths on the grounds.
NPS - Renee Rusler

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.