With Federal Government Back In Business, Manzanar National Historic Site Re-Opens
October 18, 2013
The following is a press release from the National Park Service.
INDEPENDENCE, CA — On October 17, Manzanar National Historic Site re-opened to visitors. All facilities and services, including the visitor center, barracks, mess hall, and auto tour road are now open.
Manzanar National Historic Site had been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.
“Each year, more than 80,000 people come to Manzanar to remember, to reflect, and to learn,” said Superintendent Les Inafuku. “Our staff and partners are grateful to be back on duty, doing our best to preserve this site and share its stories.”
The visitor center, open 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM every day (except December 25), features 8,000 square feet of exhibits, an award-winning introductory film, and a bookstore operated by the non-profit Manzanar History Association. Additional buildings open to the public include a restored World War II-era mess hall and two reconstructed barracks. A self-guided auto tour is available any time during daylight hours.
To learn more about Manzanar, visit http://www.nps.gov/manz, or call (760) 878-2194 ext. 3310. Manzanar is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManzanarNationalHistoricSite.
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