Description - Visitors to this site can gain an understanding of life along the Oregon Trail in the mid-Nineteenth Century at the Visitor Center. Exhibits and a slide program, available during normal operating hours, cover the history of the Whitman missionaries, Cayuse Indians and Oregon Trail.
- Whitman Mission National Historic Site preserves the site of
the Whitman's buildings and Mill Pond, a short segment of the Oregon Trail and the grave where the victims are buried. A paved trail leads visitors around the site, passing the remains mentioned above. Native grasses have reclaimed the land and give visitors a sense of how the area looked in the 1840s.
Recreation - All trails in the park are paved except a quarter-mile portion of the Oregon Trail that leads through the center of the site. There are no lodging or camping facilities in the park, but picnic tables are available on a first come, first served basis.
Climate - Summer in southeastern Washington is sunny and usually hot with high and low temperatures reaching 92-62 degrees F. Comfortable and casual clothing such as, shorts, a T-shirt, hat and sunscreen are recommended. Winter brings cloudy and cold weather with the high and low temperatures reaching 40-20 degrees F. In this season a coat and hat with warm layers are necessary.
The Whitman Mission is located in the southeastern part of Washington state, approximately seven miles south of Walla Walla.