One Camp, Ten Thousand Lives; One Camp, Ten Thousand Stories
In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II.
Layers of History
This land has been a War Relocation Center, an apple farming community, a cattle ranch, and home of the Owens Valley Paiute.Read More
Virtual Museum Exhibit
Explore the Manzanar NHS "Virtual Museum" which highlights more than 200 artifacts, documents and photographs from its muesum collection.Read More
Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards
Kid's! Looking for a fun and educational way to learn about America's Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement?Read More
Volunteers help the National Park Service meet our national mission. They have made great contributions in every division at Manzanar. You can too.Read More
Educator Resources Box
The Educator Resources Box is designed to inspire teachers to utilize Manzanar NHS in teaching history, language arts, math, and art.Read More
Visit Manzanar National Historic Site and become a Junior Ranger. You can also become a National Park Service WebRanger. Have fun.Read More
Manzanar History Association bookstore
The Manzanar store features a wide selection of books, DVDs, art prints, posters, T-shirts, gift items and more. Purchases now available online.Read More
Did You Know?
The Manzanar Interpretive Center is in the former high school auditorium. It was built by internees in 1944. For decades after the war the building was used by the county as a heavy equipment garage.