• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Accessibility

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?

Map of Hawaii, 1927.

Hours after Pearl Harbor the Hawaiian territorial governor declared martial law. With the exception of about 2,000 people confined in Hawaii or on the mainland, Japanese Americans were not forcibly removed from the islands. They comprised one-third of the population and their labor was essential for the war effort.