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    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?

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.