What to know
A Japanese American Relocation Center from 1941-1945, this site is now a National Historic Landmark. More than 8,000 Japanese Americans from California, mostly U. S. citizens, were interned here through WWII by the War Relocation Authority. Today the barracks and government buildings are gone, and remains at the site include a cemetery highlighted by several memorial monuments, along with remnants of the hospital smokestack. Interpretive markers telling the story of the camp have been placed along the road bordering the cemetery, with audio narrative by actor George Takei of Star Trek fame, who was interned there as a child.