• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Nearby Attractions

Manzanar lies in the heart of the Owens Valley of Eastern California. This area is rich in layers of human history as well as being dramatically beautiful. Bordered on the west by the Sierra Nevada, boasting Mt. Whitney - the highest peak in the contiguous United States - and on the east by the Inyo/White Mountain range, this is the deepest valley in the country. Activities abound for anyone interested in exploring a diverse landscape.

Did You Know?

Ansel Adams.

Ansel Adams photographed the camp and in 1944 published a book. It was poorly received and sparked protests at the time. The book, Born Free and Equal, has recently been republished.