• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Pets

  • Pets are allowed outside on the grounds, but not in the Visitor Center.
  • Helper animals are allowed in the Visitor Center.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times.
  • Pets may not be left unattended or tied to any object.
  • Pet excrement must be picked up and properly disposed of in a park trashcan.
  • Pets and other animals may not be released into the park. This is for the safety of the animals themselves and for the protection of park wildlife.

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.