• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument


    National Historic Site California


The Manzanar Visitor Center, exhibits, movie, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. The Visitor Center has a wheelchair available for visitor use. The Visitor Center also has a designated family restroom.

All of our video exhibits feature open captioning. Our 22 minute film, Remembering Manzanar, is captioned for the benefit of our visitors with hearing impairments. We also offer audio descriptive devices for use with Remembering Manzanar for visitors with visual impairments who would like to enjoy the movie.

The 3.2 mile auto tour around the site is drivable by most vehicles, including large motorhomes and vehicles towing trailers. A wheelchair accessible vault toilet is available at the cemetery, which is halfway around the auto tour.

Did You Know?

United States Bill of Rights.

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.