Laws & Policies
Manzanar a unit of the National Park Service, is guided by Federal laws and the policies of the Department of Interior. We are funded by Federal tax dollars and take seriously our obligations to the American public. The Superintendent's Compendium provides specific park regulations for Manzanar National Historic Site.
The enabling legislation is the wording that Congress chose when designating Manzanar as a National Historic Site. Our General Management Plan is the document that guides what we do and how we spend our money. It is the result of years of dialogue between an appointed Advisory Commission, elected officials and many individuals and groups representing our constituent communities.
Did You Know?
Manzanar interned over 10,000 people behind barbed wire with no due process of law. Some internees found it ironic that the nearest town, six miles to the north, is named Independence.