Guided Tours

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Ranger-led Tour

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Unfortunately, Manzanar National Historic Site is not able to offer ranger-led tours at this time due to lack of staff. We recognize that interpretive programs can be an important and meaningful part of your visit, and we hope that we can resume these programs again soon. Please check back with us in the future for an update on ranger-led tours.

People who were incarcerated in the Japanese American Confinement Sites, and/or their descendants, are invited to reserve a short session with a ranger. Reservations can be made by email below. Please note that the session is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation form from a ranger. All requests are subject to ranger availability.

For any questions about programs with Manzanar rangers, please email us.


Self-Guided Tours:

Although we currently cannot offer ranger-led tours, please consider the following options to make the most of your visit:

  • Manzanar is set up to be self-guided and does not require a guided tour to have an impactful experience.
  • Stop at the visitor center and talk to a ranger at the desk. Ask them any questions you may have.
  • Watch the 22-minute, award-winning site film, Remembering Manzanar, at the visitor center. You can also stream it on YouTube before or after your visit.
  • Explore the visitor center exhibits to learn about Manzanar in the voices of those who were incarcerated here.
  • Head to the wheelchair-accessible buildings in Block 14 and explore the exhibits in each of the two barracks, women’s latrine and mess hall. Block 14 buildings are open every day from 9:00am – 4:15pm.
  • Drive the 3.2-mile auto tour road to see Japanese Gardens, the cemetery monument, historic orchards, and many other remnants. Pick up a map at the visitor center or at the flagpole near the visitor center parking lot.
  • Check out our Things to Do page to find suggestions for a self-guided visit to Manzanar.
  • Check out our Facebook Page for special events.
  • Explore our online educational materials on our Education pages.
  • Browse our bookstore to find a memento to take home. Learn about our bookstore partner on the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association website.
  • Additional information—including updates regarding the temporary closures—can be found at our website.

Last updated: March 30, 2024

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Contact Info

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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