If your school, travel group, service group or organization is planning on visiting Manzanar NHS we have several options.
You can visit Manzanar on your own. There are exhibits in the Interpretive Center and the award winning 22 minute film Remembering Manzanar showing every 30 minutes. There is a self-guided driving tour of Manzanar where you will see two sentry posts, Japanese gardens, baseball field, cemetery and monument as well as exhibits at Block 14 that include a restored Mess Hall and two newly constructed reproduction barracks.
Ranger led programs can be arranged by reservation. Depending on your length of visit a program may be a fifteen minute introduction to the site, to an in-depth tour of Manzanar lasting about ninety minutes. Please call our reservation line at (760) 878-2194, ext. 3333. You may download the Group Reservation Request and fax it to (760) 878-2949.
Please note that reservations must be made at least 30 days prior to your visit to allow processing. Staffing may be limited on weekends and holidays.
Types of Ranger Guided Programs Offered
Did You Know?
The Manzanar Visitor Center is in the former high school auditorium. It was built by internees in 1944. For decades after the war the building was used by the county as a heavy equipment garage.