Manzanar, a unit of the National Park Service, is guided by Federal laws and the policies of the Department of the Interior. We are funded by Federal tax dollars and take seriously our obligations to the American public.
Laws and Policies
The Superintendent's Compendium provides specific park regulations for Manzanar National Historic Site including park closures, activities that require a permit, and areas for first ammendment related gatherings.
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
Public Law 109-441, 16 USC 461 was signed into law on December 21st, 2006, for the establishment of the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant program. This act is to provide for the preservation of the historic confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II, and for other purposes.
The Enabling Legislation is the act of Congress that established Manzanar as a National Historic Site.
Last updated: May 12, 2020