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Manzanar National Historic Site
Independence, CA

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.
Please click on the IN DEPTH button at right to access our expanded website. There you will find information for planning your visit, including maps and directions. You'll also find additional information about programs and projects at Manzanar National Historic Site, volunteer opportunities, educational resources, and much more about Manzanar's natural and cultural history.

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