Welcome to Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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The Elza Gate was the site of the public opening of Oak Ridge in 1949.
Credit: US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY/ED WESTCOTT

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Today the Elza Gate is home to a city park.
Credit: NPS/KLEIN

 

The Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge

Several massive Manhattan Project facilities at Oak Ridge enriched uranium for use in Little Boy, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Today the story of the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge includes historic sites, community centers and museums, and highly-secured nuclear research facilities operated by the US Department of Energy.

EXPLORE OAK RIDGE


 
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Visitor Center & Basic Info

Start your adventure with our visitor center in Oak Ridge, TN.

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Directions & Map

Get directions to our visitor center.

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Places to Go

Find out about all the places in Oak Ridge with connections to the Manhattan Project including historic sites and museums.

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Things to Do

Explore the Manhattan Project with activities throughout Oak Ridge.

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US Department of Energy Tours

Learn about the US Department of Energy's guided tours of Manhattan Project facilities in Oak Ridge.

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Trip Ideas

Learn about trip ideas at Oak Ridge that last from a few hours to all day.

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Nearby Attractions

Explore attractions in the region including state and national parks.

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Eat & Sleep

Find dining and lodging options in and around Oak Ridge.

 

LET OUR PARK APP GUIDE YOU


Our park app is an explorer's best friend. Find all the places and activities within Oak Ridge related to the Manhattan Project. This includes guided tours with the US Department of Energy as well as museums, historic sites, parks, and community centers throughout the secret city.

 

Last updated: April 1, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Manhattan Project National Historical Park
c/o NPS Intermountain Regional Office
P.O. Box 25287

Denver , CO 80225-0287

Phone:

Hanford: 509.376.1647
Los Alamos: 505.661.6277
Oak Ridge: 865.482.1942

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