The Manzanar Visitor Center includes 8000 square feet of exhibits, a bookstore, and theaters which show the site's award winning 22-minute film, Remembering Manzanar every half hour. Come into the Visitor Center to get a park brochure and stamp your passport book.
Extensive exhibits span a century of history, from 1885 to the present, with a focus on the World War II relocation and internment of Japanese Americans from the west coast. Exhibits include a large scale model of Manzanar War Relocation Center crafted by former internees, historic photographs and audiovisual programs, and artifacts. A large graphic includes the names of over 10,000 Japanese Americans who spent all or part of World War II at Manzanar.
All of the aforementioned facilities are wheelchair accessible.
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.