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A view of the reconstructed guard tower at Minidoka NHS.
A view of a reconstructed guard tower at the entrance of the historic Minidoka War Relocation Center.


Minidoka National Historic Site is a developing national park unit. The historic site, near Jerome, Idaho, is open year-round during daylight hours for a self-guided tour on a 1.6 mile trail. A temporary visitor contact station is located in a historic post World War II building. The temporary visitor contact station is open 10 am to 5 pm every day from June 1st to August 31st for the summer season, and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm from Labor Day to November 1, 2018 for the winter season. The Visitor Center will be closed from November 1, 2018 - May 1, 2019. Please check back as information will be be updated as necessary.

Visiting Minidoka Today
This remote area teemed with thousands of men, women, and children between 1942 and 1945. As you visit Minidoka, listen for their voices. Perhaps you will hear echoes of people and events in your own life. Look in the distance to the enduring legacy of the still-active farms. Exhibits along the 1.6-mile trail identify the historic structures and landscape, describe daily life, and explain how the center operated.

For information or tours about the Bainbridge Island unit in Washington contact the Bainbridge Island Historical Society at 206- 842-2773 or go to The memorial is a joint effort of the historical society and Bainbridge Island Exclusion Memorial Association, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Committee, and City of Bainbridge Island. Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Site, Seattle, Washington, provides National Park Service administrative assistance.


NPS Passport Stamps

The passport stamp for Minidoka NHS in Idaho is located at the temporary visitor center on site. Please stop in and see the displays. The visitor contact station is open 10am to 5 pm every day in the summer, call the visitor center at (208) 825-4169 before visiting in other seasons.

The passport stamp is also available at the Bainbridge Historical Museum in downtown Winslow, WA.
It is located 3 miles from the Bainbridge Exclusion Memorial at 215 Erickson Avenue NE.
(206) 842-2773
Hours: 10 - 4 everyday

Last updated: October 14, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 570
Hagerman, ID 83332



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