• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Things To Know Before You Come

Manzanar is located far from major cities and many conveniences that we take for granted. A little planning ahead, though, can assure a smooth and enjoyable trip.

Did You Know?

Map of Hawaii, 1927.

Hours after Pearl Harbor the Hawaiian territorial governor declared martial law. With the exception of about 2,000 people confined in Hawaii or on the mainland, Japanese Americans were not forcibly removed from the islands. They comprised one-third of the population and their labor was essential for the war effort.