The museum at Whitman Mission compares and contrasts the lifestyles of the Whitmans and the Cayuse. The museum includes Native American cultural items, archeological artifacts, and items that belonged to the Whitmans and the Sagers.
The park has a 10-minute slide show that is shown every 30 minutes, or upon request during slower periods of visitation. Groups may request an introductory talk. See Useful Information for Large Groups for more details.
Displays in the lobby include:
A small book store sells books about the Whitmans, the Cayuse and other Plateau Tribes, fur trappers and explorers, and about the Oregon Trail.
Did You Know?
Over 200 different species of birds can be found at Whitman Mission National Historic Site. A large proportion of these are migratory and wintering birds indicating the importance of the 139-acre parcel as a stop over for those species. More...