Manzanar National Historic Site


Contact Information:

Manzanar National Historic Site
P.O. Box 426
Independence, CA 93526-0426
(760) 878-2194

Additional Information:
Official Park Page

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Elusive Truth: Four Photographers at Manzanar
Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience
Remembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp
Farewell to Manzanar

Manzanar National Historic SiteManzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps at which Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. Located at the foot of the imposing Sierra Nevada in eastern California's Owens Valley, Manzanar has been identified as the best preserved of these camps.

A walking tour of the Manzanar Camp takes one to two hours. A self-guided tour booklet is available at the Manzanar Interpretive Center, at the Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine, and at the Eastern California Museum in Independence.

There is a 3.2 mile long self-guided auto tour of the camp with a tour description and map available at the site's interpretive center.

Getting There:
Manzanar is located just off of U.S. Highway 395, 9 miles north of Lone Pine, California and 6 miles south of Independence, California.