• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument


    National Historic Site California

Support Your Park

Manzanar exists today as a National Historic Site because of the dedication of tireless individuals and grass-roots organizations.

You too can make a difference. In addition to visiting the site, learning the stories, and sharing the lessons of Manzanar with family and friends, you can take the next step in supporting the site.

Consider joining Manzanar History Association and/or Friends of Manzanar. Or come volunteer at Manzanar. We have volunteer opportunities for all age and skill levels.

We invite you to become a part of the Manzanar family and contribute to a legacy for generations to come.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Manzanar today. Photo by Michael Wehrey.

The city of Los Angeles gets much of its water from the Owens Valley, and it owns the majority of the land on the valley floor. The federal government leased the land for the camp from Los Angeles because it was vacant and had water.