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. Visit the Interpretive Center to get a park brochure and stamp your passport.
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?
Eight guard towers were built around the perimeter of the camp. They were staffed by Military Police with submachine guns. In 2005 the National Park Service rebuilt one of the guard towers.