(7) Manzanar Historic Site

5001 Highway 395 Independence, California

(760) 878-2194

https://www.nps.gov/manz/index.htm

The Manzanar National Historic Site contains exhibits of Japanese Americans from the Manzanar concentration camp in order to preserve the stories and remind future generations about this violation of American civil liberties. Museum collections include the film “Remembering Manzanar,” reconstructed barracks and mess hall as well as several artifacts, photographs, documents and paintings that reflect life in the concentration camp. The park also details the area’s history prior to the wartime incarceration, such as when the Owens Valley Paiute inhabited the area from 600 until the early 1900s and the early ranching and farm period of 1860-1930. The annual Manzanar Pilgrimage takes place on the last Saturday of April.

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