• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Park Statistics

Acreage

814 acres

Visitation

80,000 - 85,000 annually

Budget

$1,276,000 (2014)

Designations

•Land transferred from City of Los Angeles to NPS - April 24, 1997

•National Historic Site - March 3, 1992

•National Historic Landmark - February, 1985

•Los Angeles Cultural-Historic Monument No. 160- September 15, 1976

•National Register of Historic Places - July 30, 1976

•California Registered Historical Landmark, No. 850 - January, 1972

Did You Know?

Window sign in Oakland, California. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

Two thirds of the Japanese Americans interned at Manzanar were American citizens. Most others would have become citizens if it were legally possible.