- Just east of Sequoia National Park in south central California
- Historical Site
DescriptionThe Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps at which Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. Located at the foot of the imposing Sierra Nevada in eastern California's Owens Valley, Manzanar has been identified as the best preserved of these camps.
Today, an interpretive center in the restored Manzanar High School auditorium offers extensive exhibits and history. A 3.2 mile auto tour road will take you past the sentry posts, camp auditorium, ruins of the administrative complex, concrete foundations of many types, rocks gardens, portions of the water systems, and the camp cemetery.
The 814 acre site is open every day from dawn to dusk.
Summer hours (April 1 - October 31) 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Winter hours (November 1 - March 31) 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed December 25