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A view of the reconstructed guard tower at Minidoka NHS.
A view of a reconstructed guard tower at the entrance of the historic Minidoka War Relocation Center.


Minidoka National Historic Site is a developing national park unit. The historic site, near Jerome, Idaho, is open year-round from sunrise to sunset for a self-guided tour on a 1.6 mile trail. A temporary visitor contact station is located at the Herrmann House.

Winter Hours: Visitor Center is Closed

The grounds are open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset for self-guided tours on the 1.6 mile walking trail with outdoor exhibits telling the history of the site.

Please check back before you visit as schedules may change.

Visiting Minidoka Today
This remote area teemed with thousands of men, women, and children between 1942 and 1945. As you visit Minidoka, listen for their voices. Perhaps you will hear echoes of people and events in your own life. Look in the distance to the enduring legacy of the still-active farms. Exhibits along the 1.6-mile trail identify the historic structures and landscape, describe daily life, and explain how the center operated.

For information or tours about the Bainbridge Island unit in Washington contact the Bainbridge Island Historical Society at 206- 842-2773 or go to The memorial is a joint effort of the historical museum and Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, and Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Seattle, Washington, provides National Park Service administrative assistance.


NPS Passport Stamps

The passport stamp for Minidoka NHS in Idaho is located at the temporary visitor center on site. Please stop in and see the displays. The visitor contact station is open 10am to 5 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in the summer and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the Fall. Call the visitor center at (208) 825-4169 before visiting in other seasons.

The passport stamp is also available at the Bainbridge Historical Museum in Bainbridge Island, WA.
It is located 3 miles from the Bainbridge Exclusion Memorial at 215 Erickson Avenue NE.
(206) 842-2773
Hours: 10 - 4 everyday

Last updated: November 18, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 570
Hagerman, ID 83332



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