A Pivotal Moment

One moment can change the fate of many nations. After thousands of years of habitation by the Cayuse Nation, life in the Columbia River Plateau begins to change rapidly with the influx of missionaries, newcomers from the Oregon Trail, and diseases. A single violent act of desperation to protect a community ignites a series of events that will reshape the United States forever.

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Things to Do

Walk the trails, explore the museum and more during your visit!

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Check Out the Calendar

Watch our calendar to see what events are happening this winter and spring.

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Know Before You Go

Always remember to Plan Like a Ranger and check the park's conditions before heading out

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For Teachers

Planning a school field trip for Spring 2023? Check out how to schedule a reservation for your class's visit!

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Watch the Park's Film

The park's 25-minute film is a great introduction to a complex multi-cultural history

Last updated: January 25, 2023

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328 Whitman Mission Road
Walla Walla , WA 99362


509 522-6360

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