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.

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Guided Tours

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1940's Fire Truck

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Photo Gallery

Browse our photo gallery for photographs taken at Manzanar by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Clem Albers, Francis Stewart, and more.

Last updated: May 11, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Independence, CA 93526

Phone:

(760)878-2194 x3310
Need to speak with a ranger? Call this number for general information.

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