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    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Directions

Manzanar is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 395, 9 miles north of Lone Pine, California and 6 miles south of Independence, CA.

 

Directions to Manzanar National Historic Site:

Los Angeles, CA to Manzanar NHS (~226 miles) Take the Golden State Freeway/I-5 north towards Sacramento. Take CA-14 north toward Lancaster/Palmdale. Remain on CA-14 for 118 miles. Continue on US-395 north for 80 miles. Manzanar is 9 miles north of Lone Pine, CA on the west side of US-395.

San Bernardino, CA to Manzanar NHS (~206 miles) Take I-215 towards Barstow for 10.5 miles. Continue on I-15 north for nearly 16 miles. Take the US-395 towards Bishop, CA. Continue on US-395 for 178 miles. Manzanar is on the west side of US-395, 9 miles north of Lone Pine, CA.

Bakersfield, CA to Manzanar NHS (~172 miles) Take CA-178 east towards Lake Isabella for 84.5 miles. Turn on CA-14. Continue on CA-14 for 7 miles. Continue on US-395 for 80 miles. Manzanar is on the west side of US-395, 9 miles north of Lone Pine, CA. Or: Take CA-58 east towards Mojave/Tehachapi for 55 miles. Turn on CA-14 and continue for 43.5 miles. Continue on US-395 for 80 miles.

San Francisco, CA to Manzanar NHS (~338 miles) - through Yosemite National Park Take I-80 east towards Oakland for 7 miles. Take I-580 east towards Hayward/Stockton for 46 miles. Continue on I-205 east towards Stockton/Tracy for 13.5 miles. Take I-5 north for 2 miles. Take CA-120 exit towards Manteca/Sonora for 6 miles. Take CA-99 north for 1.5 miles. Exit on Yosemite Ave/CA-120. Turn on Yosemite Ave which becomes CA-120. Continue on Yosemite Ave for 11 miles. Continue on CA-120 for 143.5 miles. Turn on US-395 south for 110 miles. Manzanar is on the west side of US-395, 5 miles south of Independence, CA. Note: US-120 is closed in winter and spring. Use Highway 88, US-50, or I-80.

Reno, NV to Manzanar NHS (~245 miles) Take US-395 south for 250 miles. Manzanar is 5 miles south of Independence, CA on the west side of 395.

Las Vegas, NV to Manzanar NHS (~262 miles) - through Death Valley National Park Take I-515 north/US-93 north/US-95 north for Ely/Reno for 1 mile. Continue on US-95 for 86.5 miles. Turn on NV-373 for 16.5 miles. Continue on CA-127 for 7 miles. Turn on CA-190 for 115.5 miles Continue on CA-136 for 17 miles. Turn on US 395 north for 12 miles. Manzanar is on the west side of US-395.

 

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.