• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington


View of picnic area.
Picnicking is allowed in the picnic area and on the lawn surrounding the parking lot.

Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tables are located at the far end of the Visitor Center parking lot. Each table can accommodate a wheelchair.


Fires are allowed, but only in the picnic area. Fires must be in a grill or a container that will not damage the table, trees, grass or other park resources. Fires and other heat sources must be extinguished and completely cold before any materials are placed in park trash cans. Coals or other combustible materials should never be thrown into the vegetation.

A family sitting on the grass.
A family enjoying the day in the picnic area.

Did You Know?

photo of Alice Clarissa's memorial marker

On her 29th birthday Narcissa gave birth to a daughter, Alice Clarissa. The Cayuse called her “Cayuse Te-mi” (Cayuse girl) because she was born on Cayuse land. Some historians see her as a potential bridge between the two cultures. Unfortunately Alice Clarissa drowned when she was 2 years old.