One Camp, Ten Thousand Lives; One Camp, Ten Thousand Stories

In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated during World War II.

Replica barracks in Block 14 and bridge at Merritt Park

Manzanar's Gardens and Block 14 Barracks

Gardens and ponds at Manzanar are symbolic and speak of hope, resistance and beauty while the barracks represent daily life in confinement.

Last updated: February 16, 2017

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Manzanar National Historic Site
P.O. Box 426
5001 Highway 395

Independence, CA 93526

Phone:

(760) 878-2194 x3310

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