MANZANAR BEGINS WINTER SCHEDULE

MANZANAR BEGINS WINTER SCHEDULE

Beginning today, the Manzanar National Historic Site Visitor Center and out-buildings will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The exhibits inside a World War II-era mess hall and two reconstructed barracks will be open the same hours. The historic site itself remains open from dawn to dusk, and visitors are welcome to walk to drive the square mile site to see Japanese rock gardens, the cemetery, a fire shed, and other features.

The Manzanar Visitor Center features 8,000 square feet of exhibits, a 22-minute award winning introductory film, and a book store operated by the non-profit Manzanar History Association. The reconstructed barracks offer award-wining exhibits highlighting the personal experiences of individuals, families and communities incarcerated at Manzanar over 70 years ago. Those exhibits feature extensive photos, documents, and quotes illustrating the challenges and changes people faced at Manzanar. Six audio stations and one video station feature a total of 42 oral history clips.

Park rangers offer special programs throughout the year. Schools and groups may request program reservations by calling 760-878-2194, ext. 3333 at least 30 days in advance.