• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Pilgrimage

Since 1969 the Manzanar Committee, a non-profit educational organization, has sponsored an annual pilgrimage to Manzanar. Former internees, their families, friends, and a growing number of young people gather at the Manzanar cemetery to remember, to honor, and to carry the lessons of this experience into the future.

The event takes place on the last Saturday of April each year. It is free and open to the public.

Save the date Saturday April 26, 2014 the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage.

Did You Know?

Rebuilt guard tower # 8. NPS Photo.

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.