- The Manzanar Historic Site charges no fees.
- The site is open daily from dawn to dusk; The Interpretive Center is open 9am to 5:30pm (summer) and 9:00am to 4:30pm (winter).
- The driving tour, at 3.2 miles, is an excellent introduction, while The Interpretive Center presents historic photographs and artifacts.
In 1942, under orders from Frank Delano Roosevelt’s Executive Order No. 9066, more than 120,000 Japanese American’s were forcefully relocated from their homes to Manzanar Camp. Manzanar is one of ten, remote, military-style camps that were established during World War II. Manzanar is known as the best preserved of all the camps, not only from structural remains, but also from extensive historical photographs.
From Mammoth Lakes, take US-395 south. Manzanar is located on the west side of the highway, 5 miles south of Independence, CA.
Manzanar National Historic Site
PO Box 426
Independence, CA 93526
The outdoor site is open every day from dawn until dawk.
The Interpretive Center is open 9am to 5:30 pm during the summer (April 1 –October 31) and 9:00am to 4:30 pm during the winter (November 1 – March 31).
The Manzanar Japanese Internment Camp does not charge entrance or user fees.
The Interpretive Center has a 22 minute film, and many photographs and artifacts detailing life during the camps occupation.
There is a 3.2 mile auto tour around the site.
Guided tours are available on a regular basis, and vary from 15 to 90 minutes in length.