Manzanar NHS tells the stories of 120,000 Japanese Americans excluded from the West Coast and confined during WWII. Manzanar was the first of ten camps and held 11,070 people, 2/3 of them American citizens. Today, visitors explore the site by walking or driving to see foundations, trees, rock gardens, and stone alignments. Extensive exhibits feature historic photos, film footage and audio programs, a scale model, a children’s exhibit, and special programs. Open daily. Free admission.
We visited to supplement to my child’s fourth grade CA history lessons. The visitor center and exhibits were closed due to Covid when we went, but we were able to walk around and read the informational signs. Very interesting and educational experience. It is very hot in summer, bring a hat and water.
Very eye opening place. Every American needs to visit.
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