• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Public Law 109-441

Japanese American Confinement Sites Preservation
Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant program (Public Law 109-441, 16 USC 461) for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. Confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. more...

Did You Know?

Manzanar Interpretive Center. NPS Photo.

The Manzanar Visitor 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.