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Manzanar National Historic Site

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    813.49 acres

Stewardships

Description

In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where the US government incarcerated Japanese immigrants ineligible for citizenship and Japanese American citizens during World War II.

Allowed Activities
Biking
Fishing
Guided Tours
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Hearing Impaired
Wheelchairs
Families
Visually Impaired

Additional Information

Weather

Manzanar is located in the Owens Valley at 4,000' elevation, at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada. We get little precipitation but we do have four distinct seasons. Summer temperatures can soar over 100 degrees. Winter highs are usually in the 40's. Nighttime temperatures year round are 30 to 40 degrees less than daytime highs. High winds are common in any season.

Directions

Manzanar is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 395, 9 miles north of Lone Pine, California and 6 miles south of Independence, CA.

Entrance Fees

Entrance fee is $0.00.

There is no fee to enter Manzanar National Historic Site. Enjoy your visit!