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Manzanar National Historic Site
Manzanar National Historic Site
P.O. Box 426
Independence, CA 93526
(760) 878-2194
(760) 878-2949 (fax)
Park Description
Manzanar 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.

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. 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.

Hours of Operation: Manzanar National Historic Site is open all year during daylight hours. The Manzanar Interpretive Center, offering extensive exhibits, a twenty minute introductory film, and book store, is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily from April 1 through October 31 and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily November 1 through March 31 (closed December 25). There is no admission fee. We suggest you allow 1 - 2 hours to see the interpretive center with additional time to explore the site. For more information, please call 760-878-2194 ext. 10.

Fees: No entry fees for this park
No Metro Region listed. Park Management: Federal

Printed Materials
Manzanar Map    

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