Welcome to the Manzanar National Historic Site's accessibility page! We hope you find this page informative to help you plan your visit.
Manzanar Visitor Center
The parking lot has five accessible parking spaces, two are van accessible. The distance from the parking lot to the Visitor Center is 200' with the last 50' up a ramp with handrails. The Visitor Center has a wheelchair available for visitor use.
Block 14 is adjacent to the Visitor Center, accessed from the driving tour road. There is one accessible parking space and hardened surface walkway of 130' leading to Barracks 1. There is an additional 30' ramp and handrails leading into two apartments that are accessible by wheelchair.
Continue another another 90' on hardened walkway and an additional 30' ramp with handrails to the block managers apartment at the north end of Barracks 1.
Barracks 8 can be accessed by continuing along the hardened walkway from Barracks 1 another 130' and an additional 40' ramp with handrails leading into the two apartments.
Block 14 mess hall has limited access by wheelchair as the approach is sandy. On the west side of the Block 14 mess hall there is a 30' ramp with railings.
Block 34 Garden
There is a concrete walkway leading from the driving tour road along the west side of Block 34 garden.
Cemetery & Monument
The cemetery and monument have limited access by wheelchair as the approach is sandy.
Driving Tour Road
The 3.2 mile driving tour road is flat and is a well maintained dirt road. The driving tour road provides access to reconstructed barracks, rock gardens and ponds, cemetery and monument, concrete slabs, and other historic features. Most vehicles including large motorhomes, vehicles towing trailers, and tour buses may drive this road.
Service animals are allowed in National Parks. Please refer to the U.S. Department of Justice for the definition of a service animal.
If you have any additions questions, please email us.
Last updated: May 19, 2020