Thing to Do

Walk the Trails and Tour the Mission Grounds

trail passing an informational sign with a monument on a hill in the background

Walk the grounds and stand where history happened. Spot wildlife flitting from tree to tree, hiding in the grass, or sunning on the trail. Reflect while surrounded by an expansive view of the Walla Walla Valley. 

Informational wayside signs line the trail throughout the site providing context for what you see. On the Mission Grounds Loop, you will find the footprints of the historic mission buildings, the restored mill pond and irrigation system, and restored apple orchard. At the base of the hill lies the burial site of those who were killed in the attack on the mission as well as William H. Gray, his wife, and others who lived in the area. A beautiful view of the surrounding area will greet you along with the Whitman Monument when you reach the top of the hill. 

Before beginning your walk, don't forget to stop by the visitor center to grab a brochure with a map of the park!

To ensure the safety of all visitors, we ask that you do not bike, skate, skateboard, or ride a scooter on the trails. 
The Mission Grounds Loop is .5 mile long and can be completed in 15 minutes for a quick visit. Additional trails are available for a longer visit.
Self-Guided Tours - Walking
Pets are allowed on leash.
Whitman Mission National Historic Site does not collect fees.
Self-guided walks are always available. For a guided walk, please check our calendar, email us, or call 509-522-6360.
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Accessibility Information
There are about 1 mile of paved trails available. The trail to the Whitman Monument at the top of the hill is very steep. Benches are available halfway up the hill and at various stopping points around the mission grounds. 

The trail that runs along the historic Oregon Trail is unimproved and uneven.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Last updated: May 9, 2020