Plan Your Visit

Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps at which Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated during World War II. Located at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada in eastern California's Owens Valley, Manzanar has been identified as one of the best preserved of these camps. Follow these links to plan your visit to Manzanar.

Historic Entrance Sign to Manzanar

Basic Information

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Map of Manzanar visitor center area

Directions & Transportation

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1940's Fire Truck

Things To Do

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Crowd near the cemetery monument

Calendar - Special Events

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Rocks on a dry desert playa, mountains in the background

Nearby Attractions

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Graphic of thermometer, sun and water bottle overlaid on an image of a Manzanar guard tower


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Assisted listening device in front of the Block Manager Exhibit


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Last updated: March 25, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

Independence, CA 93526


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

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