History & Culture

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The history of Owens Valley is best told through the stories of it's people.

Manzanar War Relocation Center entrance sign with sentry post in the background

Manzanar is only one of the many places associated with the mass incarceration of 120,000 people during WWII.

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Artifacts, archives, oral histories, and more can be explored through virtual museum collections.

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The Manzanar Oral History Project documents the WWII history of Japanese Americans through personal accounts.

Last updated: April 30, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Manzanar National Historic Site
P.O. Box 426
5001 Highway 395

Independence, CA 93526


(760)878-2194 x3310
Need to speak with a ranger? Call this number for general information.

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