• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument


    National Historic Site California

this weeks programs

Manzanar Visitor Center


April 1 - October 31 Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
November 1 - March 31 Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed December 25

Telephone 760-878-2194, ext. 3310

Our AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY "Remembering Manzanar" runs 22 minutes and is a good introduction to the site. The movie shows every hour and half hour.

A JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM is available for kids of all ages. This activity booklet contains a scavenger hunt, word puzzle, word search, mapping and writing activities.

A SELF-GUIDED DRIVING TOUR is available during daylight hours. Pick up a free guide at the Visitor Center or in an outside box after business hours.

School tours are arranged by reservation. Please call (760) 878-2194, ext. 3333, to schedule a field trip any time during the year. Or download and print the Group Reservation Request and fax it to (760) 878-2949. If you do not receive a phone call within 48 hours, please call (760) 878-2194 ext. 3333. There is no charge for the tour or for parking. Ranger-led programs are normally 90 minutes long; this includes time to see our 22-minute film and look at the exhibits. Shorter programs may be arranged upon request.

Did You Know?

Window sign in Oakland, California. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

Two thirds of the Japanese Americans interned at Manzanar were American citizens. Most others would have become citizens if it were legally possible.