Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Walla Walla, Washington
Whitman Mission National Historic Site Walla Walla Reviews
Whitman Mission National Historic Site Mar 16, 2013
The 1847 Massacre of the Whitman family by the local Indian tribes caused quite a stir. This Historic Site attempts to examine all sides of the story. This event was like those of today that riled up the public and precipitated the integration of the Northwest into the USA.
You can enjoy the sites of the Mission. It is mostly just markers and foundations of the original sites. The grounds are well maintained and reconstructed Oregon trail ruts are included on the grounds. The Visitor's Center has a small museum about those who lived at the time.
Finally, this is a good place to go bird watching as the site has a mission to preserve and watch the birds. While we were there, we watched a father bird in a couple ram right into the window of the Visitor's Center. My daughter rightly declared it to be dead and the ranger gave her a stuffed bird as a consolation. It was actually pretty sad.
This is one of those sites that I would visit once but don't need to return often.
Part of the list US National Parks and Monuments
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