• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument


    National Historic Site California


Manzanar was only one of ten internment camps, or War Relocation Centers. In addition, Japanese Americans were housed in temporary Assembly Centers, Department of Justice camps, and other facilities. The maps here show the wide ranging locations of these sites.

War Relocation Centers

Assembly Centers

Department of Justice Camps, Army Facilities, and Prisons

Did You Know?

Manzanar apple crate label. Courtesy of Eastern California Museum.

Before World War II, Manzanar was an orchard community. The name “Manzanar” is Spanish for apple orchard.